can a usb 3.0 port plug into 2.0 port

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JonDHayes, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. JonDHayes macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to buy an anker usb hub, but they only sell usb 3.0 ports. My problem is that my iMac only has usb 2.0 ports. Does anybody know if a 3.0 hub can be plugged into a usb 2.0 port. I expect that it won't run at the usb 3.0 speeds, but if it does, it would be nice to know.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Yes, it should work.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Of course it'll work, but it'll just run at USB2.0 speeds.
     
  4. dmrowley macrumors 6502

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  5. rankinmikee macrumors newbie

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    This!
    Don't go for the cheapest as they - in my experience - are unstable and lose connection very easily. Nothing more dangerous than unexpected "your hard drive was not ejected properly" warnings! That could wipe all your data!
     

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