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Can I connect USB 3.0 Hub into a USB 2.0 Port etc.?


Best Answer terry1966 , 29 November 2016 - 11:19 PM

yes you can but there are 2 things you'll need to consider, first as mentioned is you'll only get usb2 speeds and 2nd is that usb2 ports have a lower power output so some thing plugged into the usb... Go to the full post »


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Hello Everyone,

 

Can I take a USB 3.0 hub and plug it into a USB 2.0 port? If so, will I get the USB 3.0 Speeds?

 

Thank you for your time and assistance.


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As far as I know The transfer speed will always be the speed of the slowest item.
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yes you can but there are 2 things you'll need to consider, first as mentioned is you'll only get usb2 speeds and 2nd is that usb2 ports have a lower power output so some thing plugged into the usb3 hub may not work because it requires and doesn't get the higher power output a usb3 port is capably of supplying.

 

usb2 outputs upto max of 0.5 amps and usb3 outputs upto max of 0.9 amps if memory serves.

 

more info about usb ports, differences and capabilities here :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

 

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As far as I know The transfer speed will always be the speed of the slowest item.

 

 

yes you can but there are 2 things you'll need to consider, first as mentioned is you'll only get usb2 speeds and 2nd is that usb2 ports have a lower power output so some thing plugged into the usb3 hub may not work because it requires and doesn't get the higher power output a usb3 port is capably of supplying.

 

usb2 outputs upto max of 0.5 amps and usb3 outputs upto max of 0.9 amps if memory serves.

 

more info about usb ports, differences and capabilities here :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

 

:popcorn:

 

Thank you very much zep516 & terry1966 for your responses, time and assistance. I understand now. Helpful info. Thank you again.

 


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