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#90308 19-Sep-2011 17:30
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Hi - I'm wanting to buy a slightly bigger external HD - my 60MB is a bit full LOL 

I see that you can now get USB 3.0  1TB externals for about $180 on trademe

Maybe a stupid question - my current laptop only has USB2.0 ports  -will the USB 3.0 drive be any faster for backing up videos and images - or would I need to upgrade the laptop's ports as well? 

I help authors publish their books -

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  #523149 19-Sep-2011 17:32
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Nope no faster laptop needs to support USB 3.0

60 Meg or 60 GIG?? 60 Meg is not very big at all

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  #523150 19-Sep-2011 17:35
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You will not get any speed increase unless you have usb3 ports on your computer as well.


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  #523151 19-Sep-2011 17:39
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Sorry - yeah GB - its about 4 years old - it can retire to being the traveling backup

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  #523173 19-Sep-2011 18:33
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And the only way to upgrade laptop "ports" is buy a new laptop

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