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Will backup drive 3.0 fit older laptop

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January 1, 2013 11:59:25 PM

I have a Toshiba L67500X Laptop better than two and one half years old. On my desk, I have WD My Passport 750gb 3.0.

I realize I cannot get 3.0 or 2.0 speeds from this, but will this even fit my machine. I never thought of this till after I got it home so never opened it yet.

Also, is there a cable or something one can get to hook up and make a 3.0 backup drive work properly on a machine as I have.
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I might add this after having posted ...

I just found this out regarding the ports on this unit - here it comes with feeling ...

Bridge Media Adaptor (SD, SDHC, Memory Stick,
Memory Stick Pro, Multi Media Card), 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB
2.0/eSATA combo port, RJ45, external microphone port,
headphone port, RGB, HDM

So I'm guessing I should be ok in opening up this backup drive without any worries of it not working, correct?

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January 2, 2013 1:02:39 AM

The WD My Passport is an external drive. It's not designed to fit inside your laptop.

A USB cable comes with the drive. Just connect one end to the drive and the other end to a USB port on your laptop and you are good-to-go.
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January 2, 2013 1:07:16 AM

I wasn't really thinking I could squeeze that portable drive into my laptop, although if I get totally bored, I could give it a whirl I suppose. My question was originally to see if it would fit a 1.0 usb but hadn't realized I have a 2.0 usb. (Really bright)

I have a WD My Passport 750GB backup drive here - what's your opinion on those? I realize there is a WD My Passport Essential - not sure about the difference between the two - you have an opinion on which would be the better?
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January 2, 2013 1:13:58 AM

Sorry, I don't know what the difference between the 2 models are.
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January 2, 2013 1:28:41 AM

No problem. Thanks for your replies! Much appreciated!
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