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USB2/USB3

01/17/2009 12:37 PM

I just got a new computer that uses the USB2 bus. When the new USB3 busses become available, will I be able to adapt to this new technology? (adapters)?

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Re: USB2/USB3

01/17/2009 12:58 PM

If you'll get any USB3 devices once they'll be on market, these ones will be compatible with your PC's usb2 hub being downgraded in its communication speed though. I'm sure further there'll be deployed USB3 PCBs for computers' upgrading if needed.

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Re: USB2/USB3

01/17/2009 10:54 PM

Yes. The USB spec is backwards compatible. Just as you can use USB1 devices with your USB2 computer you'll be able to use USB3.

You will not get USB3 speeds though until you upgrade your computer/interface.

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Re: USB2/USB3

01/17/2009 11:32 PM

You should be able buy a card to plug in your Motherboard (Mobo) if you have a slot open to use the full abilities. That is if your Mobo can feed the I/Os needed to run USB3 speeds. They are fast last I checked but nothing was final then, just talk.

As stated you will be able to run USB2 speeds on USB3 peripheral devices.

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Re: USB2/USB3

01/18/2009 6:31 AM

As the USB3 standards were only very recently ratified, I doubt that there is any USB3 hardware (PC, Laptop or Devices) available just yet!!!

As another poster has already mentioned, eventually you will be able to buy a hardware adaptor to make USB3 devices work at full speed on your computer.....

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