Re: 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?
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USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports have different configurations and actually feel different. 3.0 is faster than 2.0, but plugging a 3.0 into a 2.0 port will still work, the 2.0 port is reverse compatible and veisa versa. 3.0 has been around for several years now and from the sound of the age of your systems I would venture to say that your computers could have both 2.0 and 3.0 ports. Here's how to tell the difference.
Here's how you can feel the difference using your finger between a USB 2.0 port, & a USB 3.0 port.
Stick the end of your finger into a USB port. The 2.0 port will feel pretty open with the contact in deeper, but the 3.0 port will feel like there are contacts right up to the edge of the opening.
Black USB ports are 2.0 and blue USB ports are 3.0.
Stay safe and take care. Mike.
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From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?
As concerns USB 3.0, does this mean that the input port or the connecting plug is different than the earlier versions of USB? If so, I'm not quite sue if I have the proper ports. I thought that USB 3.0 was just a software upgrade. If so, I probably have the software capability--since I have Windows 10 64 bit on all my computers. My systems are 2 and 5 years old.
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