Usb 2.0 to usb 3.0 Tags: USB Motherboards USB3 Components Last response: January 21, 2013 12:27 AM in Components Share stephen-309 January 20, 2013 3:48:10 AM -Asus M5A97 Le R2.0 -Thermaltake commander Ms-I Snow Edition I build a pc a few days ago and i was wonder if i were to use a USB 2.0 9Pin 9P Housing male TO Motherboard USB 3.0 20pin Female cable adaptor would it still run as 3.0? And another thing. the front panel has a usb 2.0 connector but i cannot find the spot of the motherboard and just wondering if there is an adapter for it or if i'm just missing it Thanks. More about : usb usb Botnus January 20, 2013 5:59:23 AM 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0, but a 2.0 device will NOT upgrade to 3.0 speeds. The 3.0 ports will speed down to 2.0 speeds instead. So instead of a 2.0 operating at 4.8GBps, the 3.0 port will operate at 480MBps. m 0 l Anonymous a b V Motherboard January 20, 2013 8:02:22 AM the 9 pins of usb 2 cannot support usb 3 because of it having less pins - some of those its missing are for the increased data transfer. m 0 l Related resources USB 3.0 and 2.0? - Forum USB 3.0 header on motherboard but USB 2.0 front panel port on case - Forum are wireless usb 3.0 adapters compatible with usb 2.0 ports - Forum USB 2.0 to 3.0 help! - Forum Nzxt Phantom 410 - Front USB 2.0 dont work while 3.0 do - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stephen-309 January 20, 2013 7:32:07 PM so if i use the USB 2.0 9Pin 9P Housing male TO Motherboard USB 3.0 20pin Female cable adaptor the usb 3.0 would run as 2.0? m 0 l Anonymous a b V Motherboard January 20, 2013 11:52:42 PM yes. m 0 l scottfree1 January 21, 2013 12:27:27 AM I ended up adding a usb 3.0 card to my 3.0 usb mobo to get my front panel 3.0 working, this chepo card gives real world write speed of 65mbs to my blazing fast SanDisk Extreme 16gb drive.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-E-USB-3-0-NEC-D720201-Chips... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedChanging usb 2.0 to 3.0 Forum SolvedCase has usb 2.0 and mobo has 3.0 Forum SolvedCan I use USB 3.0 Header instead of USB 2.0 Header for Corsair Link? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 20 pin female to male USB adapter? Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 Header on Case, USB 3.0 Header Motherboard Forum SolvedReplacing bent USB 3.0 Connector 20PIN Forum Solvedusb 3.0 on case to usb 2.0 on motherboard Forum Solvedhow to put a usb 3.0 cable into mobile usb 2.0 Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports Forum SolvedDifference between USB 3.0 and 2.0 significant? Forum Solvedusb 3.0 in usb 2.0 Forum SolvedDoes the Zalman Z9 U3 finally has 20 pin USB 3.0 header? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0's ports not receiving power but USB 2.0's ports working fine Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 headers USB 3.0 case Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 Case headers but USB 3.0 MOBO? HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !