USB2/3 and SATA2/3 connectivity Tags: Connectivity Hard Drives Devices USB3 Storage Last response: May 19, 2012 4:50 AM in Storage Share hunted22 May 19, 2012 4:26:58 AM My question is regarding devices in general, not only storage devices.. but I didn't know where to post it. I was wondering if you have a mobo that doesn't have USB 3.0, but you have a USB 3.0 device.. would the device can still be used and perform like 2.0, or it wont run at all?? Same question about SATA3.. got a SATA3 hard drive but dont have SATA3 port on your motherboard.. can the hard drive be used? thanks. More about : usb2 sata2 connectivity k1114 a b G Storage May 19, 2012 4:50:03 AM Both will run at 2.0 speeds. Both usb and sata are backwards compatible. In the case of the hdd, sata connection will not affect performance as any mechanical hdd cannot even saturate sata 2 speeds. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst Build - Photo/video editing - CS5 ~ $2,000 ForumHP DL580 G4 vs. Core i7 SB Quad ForumUpgrading PC and requiring some help please :D ForumHELP! Bad MoBo, best replacement?? ForumWhich one is the fastest to use instead of usb or firewalls ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumUSB sticks questions ForumMixing 2.0 and 3.0 versions of USB, SATA, and PCIe ForumDvd & cd info ForumHow to retrieve the driver of wd my passport ForumVery slow boot times after adding hard disc to system with SSD boot dr Forum1156 socket motherboard with a sata 3 connection for a SSD ForumOnly SDD shows up in Windows 7 PRo ForumNew ga-z68xp-ud3 sata connections ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum(SSD+RAID) SATA2 Multi SSD RAID 0 ForumVertex3 on SATA2 (200MB/S) Forum[Solved] Ssd 64 GB sata3 6gb on a motherboard with sata2 3gb ForumESATA to USB2 connection? ForumInstall esata port to usb2 port More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !