USB 3

  Newuser939 13:55 11 Apr 12
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As I look to replace my laptop, I notice that in most cases now at least one of the USB ports is version 3. All my peripherals are currently USB2, although that might change in future. Can I connect a USB2 peripheral to a USB3 port and expect it to perform normally (though obviously at USB2 speed)?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:14 11 Apr 12

Yes

USB3 has extra pins but is backward compatible with USB2 so your old devices will work at USB2 speed.

  croker85 14:14 11 Apr 12

yeah your USB 2 devices will work with USB 3 exactly the same as they do now

  mgmcc 14:15 11 Apr 12

Yes, the USB 3.0 port will be backward compatible with USB 2.0

  Newuser939 14:20 11 Apr 12

Thanks, everyone - that's what I needed to know.

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