WD My Passport USB 3.0....makes difference if connected to 2.0? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital USB3 Storage Last response: July 29, 2011 7:12 PM in Storage Share leandrodafontoura a b G Storage July 29, 2011 2:54:29 PM I recently acquired a WD My Passport USB 3.0 Does its actual transfer rate matches USB2.0 speeds limit, is this advertizemente justifiable? Honestly, if the drive gives just a litle more over USB 2.0 maximum transfer rate, then it makes sense for me to conect it to a USB 3.0 port, even tough it falls far from 3.0 maximum More about : passport usb makes difference connected RetiredChief a c 349 G Storage July 29, 2011 4:35:12 PM Have the WD USB3 1 TB drive and also a Samsung F3 i TB drive in a USB 3 enclosure - YES they are much faster when plugged into USB3 than USB 2. leandrodafontoura a b G Storage July 29, 2011 7:12:18 PM Thanks, that solves my curiosity. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWD My Passport not recognised in USB 3 socket ForumWD My Passport Essential SE 1TB USB 3.0 Questions ForumWD Passport isn't recognized with USB 3.0 card ForumDifferent between WD passport and element ForumWD Passport USB HD stopped working ForumWD Passport vs Element differences ForumWD Passport portable hardisk keeps disconnecting ForumWD passport Essential Sudden Death ForumWD Passport Essential Recovery ForumHow do I back up my computer to WD Passport ForumWd passport ForumWD Mypassport Essential Does not give speed in usb 3.0 ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumBIOS won't recognize SSD when hard drive is connected ForumNeed to recover data from formatted WD PASSPORT ForumCan you make a USB flash drive appear as a CD-ROM drive? ForumUSB 2.0 and USB 3.0 transfer speed ? Forum[Solved] Lacie DT Hard Drive usb 2.0 500GB CP does not spin up ForumOld HDD to USB 3.0 ForumBoot drive is not recognised in bios when other drives are connected More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !