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Recommended cable length for thunderbolt 2?

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asked Jan 23 in Computer Based Recording & Production by darrenmacklin (320 points)
As the iMac and the presonus quantum 2 do not ship with thunderbolt cables, I will have to buy one myself. I've read online that cable length greatly affects data transfer speeds.  What length is recommended for the Quantum 2?

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answered Jan 26 by davidbaker3 (260 points)
I have seen cables up to 30 meters that hit the ISO spec of 20Gb/s. Macsales.com has them as well as shorter. Accell also has them.

I do not know the full spec for the Quantum 2 (awesome interface), but if that cable can hit the ISO spec then it certainly should provide all the bandwidth at full carrier speed the interface can deliver. I know in the hardware I/O space the 10' cables transfer with no issue on very heavy use RAID systems.
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