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. 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. Related resources USB 3.0 to usb 2.0 header? - Forum 2.0 and 3.0 USB - Forum XPS 15 laptop USB3.0 ports limited to USB2.0 speed -- No Super-speed - Forum Can seagate backup plus 3tb usb 3.0 cable fit a usb 2.0 port - Forum USB 3.0 Motheboard, USB 2.0 Case - 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? Anonymous a b V Motherboard January 20, 2013 11:52:42 PM yes. 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumASUS M5A99X EVO USB 3.0 same speed USB 2.0 ForumUpgrading From USB 2.0 to 3.0 ForumMixing 2.0 and 3.0 versions of USB , SATA, and PCIe ForumUSB 3.0 PCI-E card on a mobo with only USB 2.0 ports ForumUSB 3.0 speed same as my USB 2.0 speed ForumFront Panel USB 3.0 to 2.0 ? ForumUSB 3.0 ( 20 pin) Internal Connector to USB 2.0 Device (9pin) ForumUSB 2.0 internal device into USB 3.0 Header ForumConnect USB 2.0 to a 3.0 connection be faster? ForumWill USB 3.0 work with USB 2.0 Inputs? ForumUSB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 ForumUSB 3.0 Male Header to USB 2.0 Female Header? ForumUSB 3.0 20 -1 header limitations? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !