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HACK: USB 2.0 to USB 3.0

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March 12, 2014 5:18:09 AM

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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March 12, 2014 5:30:01 AM

No, what about using a PCI card? :) 
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March 12, 2014 6:09:11 AM

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_3.0
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March 12, 2014 8:45:11 AM

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.
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March 12, 2014 8:46:21 AM

Raid 2 USB ports together?
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March 12, 2014 8:47:46 AM

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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March 12, 2014 8:51:11 AM

@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?
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March 12, 2014 8:21:06 PM

Doing a disk check on an external hard drive, it took me 20 hours to do so with usb.
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