External hard drive and USB

  Truronian 17:29 09 Jan 2014
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I notice that external hard drives run on USB3. Are they compatible with the USB2 on my computer?

  alanrwood 19:44 09 Jan 2014

Yes all USB3 devices should be backwards compatible with both USB2 and USB1 but the transfer speed is that of the lowest USB version used.

Also not all USB external drives are USB3, in fact I think the majority are still USB2.

  alanrwood 19:46 09 Jan 2014

Double post, use other thread

  lotvic 19:59 09 Jan 2014

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