USB-A 3.0 Data Transfer Cable for GNU/Linux (TPE-3TRANCBL)

USB-A 3.0 Data Transfer Cable for GNU/Linux (TPE-3TRANCBL)
Specially tailored for GNU/Linux this USB 3.0 data transfer cable is designed with a high quality PL27A1 super-speed USB host to host bridge controller. Unlike most data transfer cables there is no proprietary SPI flash component to interfere with the usability or future support of the product. All this means you don't have to worry about whether or not the adapter is going to work when you get it, work well, or continue being supported down the road. Using standard file sharing protocols and software built into GNOME, KDE, and other GNU/Linux desktop environments you can initiate a file transfer with just a few clicks of a mouse.

  • Want to see just how easy it is to use our data transfer cable? Check out this demonstration.

  • No special software required: Conveniently migrate and transfer files from an old computer to a new one with this USB transfer cable using standard utilities built into your favorite distribution.

  • Don't waste time trying to figure out how to use the data transfer cable on GNU/Linux: Just check out our excellent documentation and see just how truly easy it really is.

  • Our USB bridge cable supports data migration at USB 3.0 speeds: This provides for a faster transfer of your data than gigabit ethernet, older USB 2.0 cables, flash drives, and other "cloud" storage methods.

  • Note: This cable is not a typical data transfer cable and the differences mean that while it'll work better with GNU/Linux and other free software operating systems support for proprietary operating systems is crippled or possibly non-existent. If you need to transfer data between incompatible operating systems and GNU/Linux we recommend looking at a USB storage device as an alternative solution.

Customers outside the United States: Please be aware that this item will ONLY ever ship from the United States regardless of shipping method selected and thus may incur a tax and duty on delivery. Unlike many other items in our catalog where "standard shipping" is an option and no further taxes/duties are collected on delivery that is not the case with this item. Taxes/duties are NOT built into the price of this product.

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting DHL shipping or when selecting our USPS shipping option for those within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Chipset Options PL27A1
Interface Default Both ends are USB 3.0 Type-A
USB Ports Supported USB 2.0
USB 3.0
Cable Length 6.6 Feet
Peak Data Transfer Rate USB 2.0 at up to 480 Mbps
USB 3.0 at up to 1.5 Gbps
Power USB (no additional power required)
Plug & Play Yes
Approximate Dimensions 4x1.3x.5 inches (component that contains the chip)
6.6ft of cable
Supported Kernels 4.13+
Compatible With Contact support for more information on other operating systems and releases


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Supported distributions:

Trisquel 9+
Parabola GNU/Linux 2019.03.10, 2020.01.18, 2020.01.22, 2020.08.02, 2020.08.03, 2020.09
Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10
Ubuntu Mate , 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10
Lubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10
Kubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10
Debian 10
LinuxMint 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 20, 20.1
Fedora 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
CentOS 8 Series , 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued by its developers)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series , 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
Arch 2019.03.01, 2019.04.1, 2019.05.1, 2019.06.1, 2019.07.1, 2019.08.1, 2019.09.1, 2019.10.1, 2019.11.1, 2019.12.1, 2020.01.1, 2020.02.1, 2020.03.1, 2020.04.1, 2020.05.1, 2020.06.1, 2020.07.1, 2020.08.1, 2020.09.1, 2020.10.1, 2020.11.1, 2020.12.1, 2021.01.1, 2021.02.1, 2021.03.1
elementary OS 5.0, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 5.1.7
ZorinOS 12.3, 12.4, 15, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3
Mageia 7.1, 8
Tails 4.0, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.2, 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.4.1, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.15.1, 4.16, 4.17
KDE Neon User Edition 2019-11-07+