usb 2 or 3

  orsta 15:45 31 Aug 10
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My back up drive, usb2, needs replacing. Should I stick with a usb 2 drive or should I buy a new usb 3 one and a pci card?

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  wiz-king 15:58 31 Aug 10

I dont think you will find USB 3 cards or devices about much yet.

  orsta 16:13 31 Aug 10

I came across a couple of each at Amazon, and before buying a new usb 2 drive, I noticed the new 3 drives and it got me thinking.

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  wiz-king 16:52 31 Aug 10

Dont forget they have different plugs so you will need new leads and the rest of your PC may not be able to cope with the higher data rate anyway.

  orsta 18:13 31 Aug 10

"your PC may not be able to cope with the higher data rate anyway"


Never gave that a thought. I'll stick with usb 2. At least it is tried and trusted and cheaper.

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  AL47 19:11 31 Aug 10

i tell you i wish i had got a usb 3 motherboard now, am also considering a PCI usb3 card

  orsta 12:35 01 Sep 10

Forgot to mark this thread as resolved.

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