Traveling questioneer from StackOverflow, asking about bandwidth usage on USB 3.0 controller. I'm hoping this is a decent place to ask as I didn't see a specific "computer hardware" stack in the list.
My question is about USB2.0 devices on a USB3.0 controller. I have four webcams coming into one USB3.0 controller. We've had issues in the past with power, so we got a USB2.0 externally powered hub, which seemed to do OK for three cameras. When the forth one comes in, we run into Data Bandwidth issues.
Now, since it's a USB 2.0 hub, if we went and got a USB 3.0 hub, I assume there would be a boost in bandwidth, but would it matter if the Webcams are still 2.0?
Also, does it matter on the type of USB extension cable that we're using? It's just a standard A-male to A-Female connection, but is there a difference between USB2.0 and 3.0 cables (aside from connection interface) or is it just the ports?