HACK: USB 2.0 to USB 3.0

Was wondering if I can make two USB 2.0 ports, run at USB 3.0 with a Y cable somehow? Or some other way?

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  1. No, what about using a PCI card? :)
  2. USB 3.0 uses 5 additional contacts and conductors to attain the higher speeds and supply more power. It's not like USB 1.1 to 2.0, where it just runs faster.
  3. Couldn't I use a Y cable to power it, and two other ports to obtain speed? I have 3 usb 2.0 ports total.
    PCI card is not an option in my laptop. I really wish I had 3.0 right now though hoping someone can shed some light on how to?
    USB to ethernet? ANything really.
  4. Raid 2 USB ports together?
  5. No, you cannot do that. If you want a USB 3.0 port you have to add a USB 3.0 port.
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    @BillMan - the additional speed of USB 3.0 comes from new controller talking directly to the CPU. So, either get PCI/PCIx add-on board with USB 3.- interface, or new motherboard / laptop.

    What is the peripheral you need USB 3.- so desperately for?
  7. Doing a disk check on an external hard drive, it took me 20 hours to do so with usb.
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