Buying external hard drive 3.0

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monsow, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. monsow macrumors member

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    Hey guys. I need an external hard drive, and I'm thinking of buying a 3.0 hard drive, but will it work on my Macbook Pro early 2011 that only has USB 2.0?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, but obviously you'll only get USB 2.0 speeds.
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    yes it will work. I find my usb3 stuff slightly faster on than usb2 stuff in usb 2 ports though.
     

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