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I've got a USB 3 external hard drive and a Mac Mini 2012 with USB 3 ports. If I want to get USB 3 speeds on the hard drive, I assume I need a special USB 3 cable with the blue inserts. They seem to be pretty hard to find though. For the ones I need, do they need to be A Male to A Male cables? For instance, would this one from Amazon work, and give me USB 3 speeds of up to 3.2 gigabits?

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Any USB 3.0 cable that has the correct connectors will work. It appears that the HDD requires a Male A connector. You would need to verify that before you order the cable. –  Ramhound Jun 10 '13 at 14:56
    
Okay thanks. There are so many different types of USB 3 cables that it can become confusing after awhile. –  Gary Jun 10 '13 at 17:08
    
You need at least a single Male A connection ( which goes to the pc itself ) the connection to the hdd you have to determine that. The box itself shoudl tell you what is included. You can also contact WD for assistance. –  Ramhound Jun 10 '13 at 17:19

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