USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 Data Transfer?

Does anyone know of a data transfer cable that transfers data between USB 3.0 and USB 3.0?

I contacted Belkin, and they have USB 2.0 to USB 2.0
Easy Transfer Cable
http://www.belkin.com/us/F4U060-Belkin/p/P-F4U060/

So I'm looking for some cable identical to the one above, but at the higher USB 3.0 speed.
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arnoldCommented:
USB host to host cables were the outgrowths of the host to host serial cables, these days most systems come with network interface 1GHz Max through put such that it is rare that one would need or might find an affordable USB 3.0 host to hos tcable

A cross network cable can be easily made or bought for a nominal....
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
I've been looking for one for a while and at this point i don't think it exists,  although,

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/BF-7330-USB-3-0-Easy_50007694448.html

I've never ordered from Alibaba and have never used this cable, but it is what you're looking for.  I'm just not sure how to get our hands on it.

The network is about the best realistic way to do your transfer.
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arnoldCommented:
You can try this one
http://www.datapro.net/products/usb-3-0-super-speed-a-a-cable-crossover.html

Though, it is wired as cross, they have a caviate that you take the risk if your USB 3 interfaces/OS do not handle this type of connection.
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
I don't think that'll work,

"The USB 3.0 spec also indicates that this cable can be used to connect two PCs together; however, the unfortunate reality is that no operating system currently supports this feature. To network two PCs directly, we recommend an Ethernet cross-over cable instead."

Interesting though, it states that the problem lies with OS support.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As we have noted, an Ethernet connection is much superior and will likely be faster. I always use this method.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportAuthor Commented:
There's some other factors involved preventing me from using the existing network connection, but I'm trying to look more into this for the rest of this week. I'll keep you posted and award points soon, thx for responding.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportAuthor Commented:
Okay,

Been doing some online reading of data transfer rates, and am still wondering if there is a faster way to transfer data between 2 computers.

I'm using only mbps( megabits per second) instead of MB( megabytes per second ) to make the explanation less confusing :

1,000 mbps network speed is less than the theoretical USB 3.0 speed of 5,000 mbps

Using a network, copying data off of one computer to another;  I can get speeds up to 700 mbps; but not quite the limit of 1,000 mbps

Using USB 3.0, copying data off of one computer to an external USB 3.0 drive; I can get speeds up to 840 mbps.

What I want to find out now is how to beat these numbers.

I've found a newer USB 3.0 thumb drive with a read speed of close to 1,600 mbps...write speed is less than a 25% of that.

Using a cable between two computers like the cable mentioned above, how much faster will the data transfer be above the network limit of 1,000 mbps?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you can get a USB  3 cable and it works (I am not clear about that), then it may be commensurate with an Ethernet connection. At the speeds mentioned, there are a number of variables.

I just find networking much more convenient.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportAuthor Commented:
the cable I'm looking for is the one posted by
tailoredigital

The other types mentioned above might fry the USB 3.0 ports.

The USB cable mentioned in the original  question is also the same type as
tailoredigital mentioned but the slower USB 2.0 spec

Has anyone used a cable like the one tailoredigital mentioned to see what the actual  speed is?
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arnoldCommented:
The USB 3.0 host to host is not easily available through/from the regular as the 2.0's that are fairly easily located.
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Rob HutchinsonDesktop SupportAuthor Commented:
Well, learned a lot while searching on the internet for different explanations.

One link on Tom's Hardware gave me the most insight:
Gigabit Ethernet: Dude, Where's My Bandwidth?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabit-ethernet-bandwidth,2321.html

If and when they make a similar USB 3.0 cable, then this most likely will be faster than gigabit Ethernet; but found out that there is another  bottleneck with the SATA hard drive throughput so that normal data transfer speeds are around 240 megabit( 30 MB's)

I was expecting faster transfer results over the gigabit network than the theoretical ( 1000 megabit, 125 megabyte) and the test was performed from two laptops that both had SSD drives.

I was able to get faster "actual" results transferring data via an external hard drive using USB 3.0 connected to a USB 3.0 port on the computer( 840 megabit, 105 megabyte) the laptop also had an SSD drive.

I even tried using a direct cable connection from one laptop to another( and found out that most gigabit Ethernet hardware no longer requires a crossover cable: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2219416/lan-wan/do-you-need-a-crossover-cable-.html )

Using the direct gigabit connection via one network cable to connect both laptops, the speed capped out at around 240 megabits, 30 megabytes which is a third of the speed to the external USB 3.0 running at 840 megabit, 105 megabyte.

Still finding out that there is not really one technology that is to blame...but that Tom's Hardware article pretty much sums it up that there are other things to blame on the slow speed.
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