USB3 card

  Teddy Jeff 23:19 20 Feb 2012
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I have just fitted a USB3 card can anyone tell me if I need special leads or is my old usb cables/leads OK?

  Teddy Jeff 09:51 21 Feb 2012

Thank you Lazarus The 2nd, No I have no USB devices but my external hard drive seems to be running faster since connecting it to the new USB3 socket.I did not know about USB3 connections until now thanks for your help I now have some idea what to look for.

Best regards

Teddy Jeff

  Teddy Jeff 09:54 21 Feb 2012

Thank you Lazarus The 2nd, No I have no USB devices but my external hard drive seems to be running faster since connecting it to the new USB3 socket.I did not know about USB3 connections until now thanks for your help I now have some idea what to look for.

Best regards

Teddy Jeff

  Furkin 12:25 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:25 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:25 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:25 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:26 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:27 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:27 21 Feb 2012

The actual USB3 leads are different, but interchangeable.

They have 2 more pins & wires at present (& I think will also have fibre at some point), but you can use either.

Of course, you won't get USB3 through a USB2 cable - cos it dosn't have the necessary 2 extra pins. This also enables you to connect USB2 devices to a USB3 socket. To get the best, you need USB3 cables & USB3 devices.

  Furkin 12:28 21 Feb 2012

sorry admin: no idea what happened here,,,,,

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