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Topic # 105170 28-Jun-2012 14:24 Send private message

Can you run a USB 3 Ext HDD through a USB 2 Extension cable? 





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  Reply # 647652 28-Jun-2012 14:48 Send private message

Yes ... but if you plug it into a USB3.0 port on your computer it will only show as USB 2.0.

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  Reply # 647661 28-Jun-2012 14:51 Send private message

ChevronX: Can you run a USB 3 Ext HDD through a USB 2 Extension cable? 



Can't see why not, USB3 is just 2 extra sets of connectors on the cable for the high speed connection, the power and USB2 connections are still on the same pins.......

Although you will only get USB2 speed 



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  Reply # 647669 28-Jun-2012 14:58 Send private message

One of our customers just tried it and it didn't appear to work. Weird. Thought so just checking! Cheers!




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