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Is this drive back-compatible with USB 2.0 or not?? There seems to be mixed opinions about that.

asked on November 18, 2012

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It's been working for me on my USB 2.0 laptop. I guess the confusion is that it needs a USB 3.0 cable (one's included), the computer end fits in 2.0 slots, but the drive side needs one of the new flat connectors.
Robert D. answered on November 18, 2012
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It has been working fine with my USB 2.0 slots...
S. Lunceford answered on November 18, 2012
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Yeah, i have only usb 2.0 ports on my 2009 dell pc; it works perfectly fine. the only difference between this usb cord and a usb 2.0 in my eyes is the connection into the harddrive itself and the usb male that plugs into the pc is blue.
Jaby Paul answered on November 18, 2012
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Most definitely backwards compatible
A. Wolf answered on November 18, 2012
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Yes it was connected to mi mac with usb 2.0 ports
Francisco Yepes Tello answered on November 18, 2012
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Absolutely. USB 3.0 is designed to be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 I am currently using mine over 2.0 because my laptop doesn't have 3.0 A little known fact: if you have a micro USB-b cable, you can use half of the 3.0-b connector and fully use the drive in a pinch.
RyansChilling answered on November 18, 2012
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Yes it is. The cable is backwards compatible with 2.0 and 3.0. (I have two of each port in my laptop)
Raghav answered on November 18, 2012
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Yes, all USB 3 devices are backward compatible with USB 2.
Adam Coven answered on November 18, 2012
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I do not have the newest USB on my system. 2.0 is the best I have. So to answer your question, Yes. It was very easy to setup. Pretty much plug and play. I was transferring files fairly quickly.
Don Hartsaw answered on November 19, 2012
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The specific drive that I received did not work with USB 2.0 ports on two computers that I tested it on. It did work fine on a new USB 3.0 port that I installed. I don't know what caused the problem, and I see others did not have this problem - but that was my experience.
Robert Cytraus answered on November 19, 2012
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