Originally Posted by ko0l
The junk usb cables from ebay doesn't provide much power for charging..
Trust me I've been through this and did alot of testing couple years back. None of the ebay usb cables managed to provide more than 200mA on my old phone and couldn't power on any of my usb hdds. Only the official ones from htc and those that comes with a usb hdd are quality.
If you're only planning to transfer data around then I guess it doesn't matter.
I'm sure there are many different cables sold on ebay...
But yes, long USB cables tend to have a lot of resistance. Actually, they're generally not even very good for data transfer...
That said, a quality USB cable should be fine. In any event, it's not like some devices which actually have modified cables for charging.