Printer Cable 2.0 vs. 3.0

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by schwine1, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. schwine1, Jun 23, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016

    schwine1 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    I am considering upgrading the printer cable (usb type A Male to B Male) to a Mac Mini (late 2014) from the 2.0 to 3.0 version. The usb cable input that goes into the printer looks different on the 3.0 version as compared to the 2.0 version. Will the 3.0 version of the printer cable fit an older printer that was originally made for the 2.0 usb printer cable? Thanks for any tips.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I believe that would depend on the cable and the printer.
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    No, it will not fit. And even if it did, you wouldn't gain anything. A USB 2.0 printer doesn't suddenly gain USB 3.0 functionality because it is connected with a USB 3.0 cable.

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