Before I start I am well aware that hardware that I plug into my computer needs to be usb 3.0 compatible, also that I need usb 3.0 on my computer.
SO, what I need to know - on the back of my computer I've got about 6-8 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0. The problem is that they are at the back, so its not really easy access for plugging shiz in as I plan on buying a USB3 memory stick soon, and it would be a pain to pull the tower out to plug it in every time. I've got a wire that comes up from the back that comes up onto my desk that has a memory card reader plugged into it, so I figured I could do the same.
I plan to buy a simple 'usb extender' lead and plug it into the usb 3 slots and lead the wire up onto my desk (and tie it down or something) so I can plug in my usb3 stick any time - I presume that as its only a wire it shouldnt have a problem as its only transferring shiz, and wont reduce my speeds to usb 2, but then again ... does usb3 have a problem with lead types too? like ... is it made from 'better materials' or something?
While I'm at it, is there anything really worthwhile getting on USB3? aside from storage devices (usb sticks, cameras etc) because I assume it only speeds up transfer rates...