usb3 versus usb2

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  1. derek long

    derek long
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    Hi,If i buy a laptop with usb3 input sockets will my external hard drive which is usb2 work
    thanks
    derek
     
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    Yes, Full sized USB plugs are both backwards and forwards compatible - USB3 devices work in USB2 sockets and USB3 sockets work with USB2 devices.
     
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    Usb3 is like having your HDD plugged inside on SATA.

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