USB ports

Posted by: Mary

USB ports - 10/31/12 03:28 PM

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?
Posted by: Starcom

Re: USB ports - 10/31/12 04:50 PM

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.
Posted by: Mary

Re: USB ports - 10/31/12 05:49 PM

Thanks, Starcom.
Posted by: InlandAZ

Re: USB ports - 10/31/12 07:59 PM

It will work, but only at USB 2.0 speeds. Other than that, you're good to go.
Posted by: Mary

Re: USB ports - 10/31/12 08:29 PM

Yes, I understand that, Inland.
Thanks.