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Roy Hughes

You are using 5m USB cables. Are these passive or active?

Several years ago I came across a 5m active USB 2.0 Extension cable in Poundland and at 1 pound it was was a no brainer to buy one in case I ever had a use for it. I never have.  

Ebay (try USB CABLE ACTIVE) has a large selection of them, one even claiming to be USB 3 and supporting 5Gbps data rate.

Might be an alternative, if they work!