Usb 3.0

Discussion in 'iMac' started by omeletpants, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. omeletpants macrumors regular

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    My iMac has 2.0 usb ports. If I buy a 3.0 usb hub will it pass through at 3.0 or does the computer also need 3.0?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The computer need USB 3 ports. I do not believe a USB 3 hub will work with USB 2 ports.
     
  3. snapdragonx macrumors regular

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    USB 3 is compatible with USB 2 ports, so why wouldn't it work? It will just run at USB 2 speeds
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Some 3 hubs draw too much power for 2 ports, have an extra connection/impediment that makes them unable to fit in 2 ports, or just won't be recognized by a 2 host.
     

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