Question about USB 3.0 hubs and USB 2.0

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PhazonUK, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    If I were to buy a 4-port USB 3.0 hub and connect 2/3 USB 2.0 devices would all of those device be capable of running at max 2.0 speeds?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I'd assume that they would since 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0. I don't think the hub would prevent it from working, but it's always nice to double check.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Should work fine but I have heard certain devices just dont work well with any hubs. I have heard things like external harddrives/flashdrives sometimes will freeze up. Also I have heard syncing you iDevices can be a problem through a hub. Make sure to read reviews on Amazon before buying because some work better than others.
     

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