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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: Drivers For USB HDD
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 14:42:38 -0700
On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Michael Scherer
<a6702894@...> wrote:
> Seems this either a typo, or a contradiction:
> "The USB 3.0 sockets are backward-compatible with older ... cables"
> would mean I can use the old cables for 3.0, but then
>
> "but older USB cables are not forward-compatible with USB 3.0"
> says I can NOT use the old cables.
> I have no 3.0, but some day I probably will, so I'd like to know what
> exactly you mean.
>
> kind regards
>
> michael
>
> --
> Michael Scherer
> Univ.klinik f. Psychiatrie
> email: michael.scherer@...
> phone: +43 6991 941 22 54
>

I believe what Paul was saying was that _IF_ a USB 3.0 Controller is
designed to support both 3.0 AND 2.0 devices then the socket is
compatible with both 2.0 & 3.0 cables. However if you use a 2.0 cable
you have to use a 2.0 device. You cannot, TTBOMK, use a 2.0 cable with
a 3.0 device.

At least that's how I read his response.

HTH,
Mark


References:
Drivers For USB HDD
-- Frank Peters
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Thomas Rösner
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Frank Peters
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Paul Hartman
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Drivers For USB HDD
-- Michael Scherer
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