Where to buy Seagate usb cable from?

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  1. Posts : 37
    Windows 10 X64
       #1

    Where to buy Seagate usb cable from?


    Where to buy replacement Seagate USB 2.0 cable for external hard drive? my original cable is oxidised, damaged, lost, is USB 3.0 cable backwards compatible with USB 2.0 external hard drive port?
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  2. Posts : 56,107
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    Takeshi18 said:
    Where to buy replacement Seagate USB 2.0 cable for external hard drive? my original cable is oxidised, damaged, lost, is USB 3.0 cable backwards compatible with USB 2.0 external hard drive port?
    Readily available online or local tech stores. Here's just one example. Search around on the Web for places near you or order on-line.

    https://www.amazon.com/USB2-0-Seagat.../dp/B00QLIBENC
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  3. Posts : 11,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #3

    You can buy them from lots of places such as Amazon and StarTech

    The important thing is to identify the connections at both ends. If you are not sure about this then post a photo of the connection on the HDD & your defective cable. It might well be a "MiniUSB" connection which looks like a fat version of the connections that are on / used to be on mobile phones [which are/were "MicroUSB" connections].

    Added later - the photos on this Amazon [UK] page show what I meant by "a fat version" - https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-co.../dp/B006ZZ1C4M
    This is what I bought to replace the cable for one of my external HDDs.


    The computer end of the connection should not be a problem. You can connect both USB3 & USB2 cables into both USB3 & USB2 connectors on the computer. But post photos of that end as well if you are not sure.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 18 Sep 2019 at 08:23.
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  4. Posts : 12,478
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    The USB 3 cable that comes with External drives will not fit in a USB 2 drive. The computer end is interchangeable but not the drive end which are different shapes. And other USB 3 devices have a differently shaped plug. All 3 cable types are available on the 'net, don't necessarily need to come from the drive manufacturer, Cables to Go is a good starting point, also CyberGuys. Most USB 2 plugs and sockets have a black center piece while most USB 3 plugs and sockets have a blue center piece. Have seen motherboards with orange USB ports.
    USB Cables for every USB connector application possible! All at Cyberguys great prices.
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  5. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    I have an external 8TB Seagate drive. It's probably newer than the OP's. The cable end at the drive isn't one of the standard USB types: not A,B, C, mini, or micro. I presume that it's proprietary.

    I wish they wouldn't do that.
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  6. Posts : 11,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    bobkn said:
    I have an external 8TB Seagate drive. It's probably newer than the OP's. The cable end at the drive isn't one of the standard USB types: not A,B, C, mini, or micro. I presume that it's proprietary.

    I wish they wouldn't do that.
    Can you post a photo? I have several external Seagate drives so I might recognise it.

    Is it like this -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Port.../dp/B00P0C4M3Y

    Denis
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  7. Posts : 4,442
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    Takeshi18 said:
    Where to buy replacement Seagate USB 2.0 cable for external hard drive? my original cable is oxidised, damaged, lost, is USB 3.0 cable backwards compatible with USB 2.0 external hard drive port?
    Hi, check here -

    We make parts for IT & A/V professionals that connect, convert, extend, split & switch | StarTech.com

    HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more! - Monoprice.com

    However, If you reside in Tokyo, it should be very easy in the Akihabara area, but bring the cable.

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  8. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    Try3 said:
    Can you post a photo? I have several external Seagate drives so I might recognise it.

    Is it like this -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Port.../dp/B00P0C4M3Y

    Denis
    Looks like it.

    I'm not in the market for a cable, yet. The drive is fairly new.

    My point was only that external HD USB cables may not be standard USB cables. (I didn't know that there may be an industry standard that isn't one of the common USB types. Thanks for that.)

    If the OP was serious about sourcing a replacement cable, supplying a model number for the Seagate drive could be helpful. (If it's a USB 2.0 drive, it may be fairly old. "Fairly old" could be 3 years.)
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  9. Posts : 17,367
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    Try3 said:
    Can you post a photo? I have several external Seagate drives so I might recognise it.

    Is it like this -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Port.../dp/B00P0C4M3Y

    Denis
    That is a very standard USB 3 cable not proprietary to Seagate. A USB 2 drive, though, would not have that type.
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  10. Posts : 25,064
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    Yes, it is the standard Micro USB B connector for USB3, a USB2 Micro B connector will also work with such drives (but only at usb2 speeds).

    USB hardware - Wikipedia
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