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USB3 devices on powered USB2 Hubs

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    USB3 devices on powered USB2 Hubs


    Hi there
    my observation on using a couple of USB3 small passport 2TB self powered disk drives when I connect then to a powered standard usb2 hub is that they perform FAR FASTER than external USB 2 disk drives --especially the self powered small pocket size one's.

    So if you are buying external drives --even if you don't have USB3 ports on your machine it's still worth going for the USB 3 drives.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    That's a nice FYI! Thank you!
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USB3 devices on powered USB2 Hubs
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