USB 2.0 devices in USB 3.0 port Tags: USB Devices USB3 Components Port Last response: March 18, 2014 6:04 AM in Components Share tiebushan March 18, 2014 12:27:14 AM if I keep reading from and writing to my USB 2.0 device that's plugged to USB 3.0 port (since my dream casing only has one front USB port and that's 3.0) , will it cause one of them of both to break in the long run? thanks More about : usb devices usb port AshyCFC March 18, 2014 12:55:47 AM USB 2.0 device works fine in 3.0 Backwards compatible. tiebushan March 18, 2014 5:51:54 AM yes, i know they are backward compatible. but, will it wear either of them out in the long run (intensive use for read and write). thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AshyCFC March 18, 2014 6:04:16 AM no no no. Using a 2.0 device in 3.0 does limit the port to 2.0 speed though but the 2.0 device will work fine with no damage! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources USB2.0 devices will not work in USB3.0 ports solution solution to usb 3.0 device into 2.0 port problem solution usb device plugged in 2.0 port not recognized but working in 3.0 port Forum Whats the transfer speed of usb 2.0 device plugged into usb 3.0 port? Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports solution Solvedi have a usb 2.0 device but i only have usb 3.0 ports on my computer. how do i use this device with my computer solution SolvedUSB 3.0 header on motherboard but USB 2.0 front panel port on case solution USB 3.0 devices not working in USB3 port, only recognizes USB2 solution SolvedFront Panel USB 3.0 not working for USB 2.0 devices on MSI z87-g45 with Windows 8. solution SolvedHow to connect two devices with a female 20 pin connector to the MOBO 20 pin USB 3.0 solution Solvedcan we use usb 2.0 pen drive with a usb 3.0 port? solution MSI 970A-G46 USB 3.0 only work with USB 2.0 Devices solution I have USB 3.0 Port on My computer & HUB, MY HP printer requires USB 2.0 Port. Which converter can be used to connect Printer solution I have USB 3.0 Port on My computer & HUB, MY HP printer requires USB 2.0 Port. Which converter can be used to connect Printer solution Solvedhow to usb 3.0 hdd with usb 2.0 input port solution SolvedWill i get improved speeds plugging in a usb 2.0 hub into a 3.0 port. solution SolvedUSB 3.0 port runs at 2.0 speeds solution USB 3.0 same speed as my 2.0 port. Help please? solution USB 3.0 HDD not recognized on USB 3.0 port but works fine on USB 2.0 ports solution 3.0 USB flash drive speed on USB 2.0 port solution More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !