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USB 2.0 converter

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
April 16, 2010 9:41:46 AM

hi, do they make a converter for a USB 2.0 to convert to a USB 3.0?

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a b D Laptop
April 16, 2010 10:13:50 AM

No, but your USB 2 device should work just fine in a USB 3 slot.
a b D Laptop
April 16, 2010 3:34:32 PM

And USB 3 devices "Should" work with a USB 2.0 cable on usb 2.0 ports as well.

I do use USB 2 devices on USB 3 ports without issue

There is no converter because USB 3.0 is FASTER and provides more power. You can not get this extra speed out of 2.0(they even use a difference signaling method) and the extra power is not there either.

I would not worry, it will be a while before USB3 is mainstream and there are not many devices yet. Also a USB 3.0 PCI-E card is not too expensive if you need it on your current system in the near future(as long as you have a X1 slot accessible)