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What can I do with USB 3.0 ports that I can't do with USB 2.0 ports?

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January 28, 2014 7:16:16 AM

Question of above. The case I'm looking at hasn't USB 3.0 ports, however it has 2.0 ports.

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January 28, 2014 7:18:28 AM

to be honest, nothing really. They are like a bit faster if you have a usb 3.0 flash drive and then you will only see the difference if you copy 2 or more GB of data at a time. You are not missing anything by not having them.

If I had to chose between a case with 2 front 3.0 ports or 4 front 2.0 ports, I would pick the case with 4 2.0 ports.
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January 28, 2014 7:22:26 AM

Its a difference of bandwidth, so its only "faster" (its really more like wider once you look into it) than USB2. Functionality wise its the same.
January 29, 2014 11:22:05 AM

Thank you all! Well, the case I'm looking at, has four USB 2.0 ports, and it hasn't any 3.0 port.

And which are the devices I can use only with USB 3.0 and not with 2.0? I wonder.

Tiny Voices:
Thanks for your reply! Indeed, the case I was looking at has four USB 2.0 ports!

Huh, that isn't a "big problem" actually, is it?