Question about USB 3.0 hubs and USB 2.0

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    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

    Nov 22, 2008
    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

    May 25, 2012
    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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