Is there a way to use USB 3 with a USB 2 connection or otherwise and get the USB speed? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Is there a way to use USB 3 with a USB 2 connection or otherwise and get the USB speed?

£0.00 @
It's been a long time since upgrading anything on my desktop and so wondered if there's a way to connect a USB 3 hub and get the performance without installing an internal component? Read More
8Mile Avatar
6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
It's been a long time since upgrading anything on my desktop and so wondered if there's a way to connect a USB 3 hub and get the performance without installing an internal component?
Tags:
8Mile Avatar
6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
Options

All Responses

(9) Jump to unreadPost an answer
Responses/page:
#1
Not really. The speed is governed by the USB 2.0 chipset. You would need to replace the 2.0 with a USB 3.0 component to get the speeds.
#2
AFAIK, the motherboard controller would need to be USB3 to get the benefit. USB controllers are usually backwards compatible - i.e. 3 can handle 2 and 1.1 etc. but it doesn't work the other way around. If your controller is USB2, you could use USB3 but it would run at 2's speed/functionality.
#3
No.
#5
I didn't think is was possible, thank you all for the help.

Will I need a specific USB 3 card or us the one above a standard fitting?
#6
Although that will work you should not assume it will be compatible with his board as his may not have a pci express slot
#7
I'll have to check later as I can't get to it right now, I think its possible a micro motherboard, or smaller than the average, I forget the terminology, its been a while since I've dabbled with it all and usually have to get educated each time.
#8
If you force the USB 2 cable in upside down you should be able to get USB 3 speeds.
#9
I seem to remember an eSATA to USB3 adapter or there is a pci/pcie board which adds USB3 to a USB2 mobo, but the one I had want very stable and I ended up taking it out again.

USB3 devices will run faster than a USB2 device, even on a USB2 port; at least that is my experience with USB thumb drives.

Post an Answer

You don't need an account to leave a response. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!