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#846091 - 10/31/12 03:28 PM USB ports
Mary Offline
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Quick question:

If I buy an external hard drive with a 3.0 USB connection, can I use it with my 2.0 computer USB port?
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#846107 - 10/31/12 04:50 PM Re: USB ports [Re: Mary]
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You should be able to, I have an EHD with 3.0 USB connections and it works on my Laptop which only has 2.0 USB ports.
Just make sure that it states that it is Backwards compatible.

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#846115 - 10/31/12 05:49 PM Re: USB ports [Re: Mary]
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Thanks, Starcom.
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#846142 - 10/31/12 07:59 PM Re: USB ports [Re: Mary]
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It will work, but only at USB 2.0 speeds. Other than that, you're good to go.

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#846151 - 10/31/12 08:29 PM Re: USB ports [Re: Mary]
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Yes, I understand that, Inland.
Thanks.
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