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Tether Cable Speeds - Area 51 & Rock Tethers

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Cables that we sell are Area51 & Our own brand Rock tether cables that come in both 10 & 15 metre versions


Understanding Tether Cables and Their Speed: Tether cables, also known as high-speed cables, are specialised cables designed for rapid data transfer or high-bandwidth applications. They are used in various industries, including photography, to connect cameras to computers for real-time image transfer and control. These cables are capable of transmitting data at incredible speeds, ensuring minimal lag and fast image transfer during photo shoots.

when it comes to tethering cables for photography, the speed and performance primarily depend on the type of cable and its specifications. The fastest tethering cables commonly used in photography are USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 cables, also known as SuperSpeed USB.

USB 3.0 cables offer faster data transfer rates compared to their predecessors (USB 2.0). They have a theoretical maximum transfer speed of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which translates to approximately 625 megabytes per second (MBps). USB 3.1 Gen 1 cables have the same speed specifications as USB 3.0.

It's important to note that while the cables themselves might be capable of high speeds, the actual transfer rate also depends on the camera, computer, and software being used. Some older cameras or computers might have limitations that prevent them from achieving the maximum transfer speeds.




Since technology constantly advances here at Rock we strive to supply the latest and fastest tether cables available on the current market, currently Area51 & our own brand Rock cables are second to none.

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