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    How do I upgrade my desktop PC to run USB 3.0? And is USB 3.0 backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices like flash drives?

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    [quote name='chrisl' post='777303' date='28-May-2009 09:54']How do I upgrade my desktop PC to run USB 3.0? And is USB 3.0 backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices like flash drives?[/quote]

    At this point you'd need to add a USB 3.0 expansion card to your system if you can find one. NEC Introduces First SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller | Gadget Lab | Wired.com says the controller will be available in June 2009. I suppose that is always subject to change until you actually see ads for them.

    It will be backward compatible.

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    [quote name='chrisl' post='777303' date='28-May-2009 15:54']How do I upgrade my desktop PC to run USB 3.0? And is USB 3.0 backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices like flash drives?[/quote]

    No offence, but why would you want to? You'd need USB 3 on both PC and any attached device, and by the time there are enough gadgets to warrant it, you'll be about ready for a new PC

    The article that Joe references indicates that 2010 will be the year that USB 3 takes off. You could also look here for info
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    [quote name='joeperez' post='777307' date='29-May-2009 02:13']At this point you'd need to add a USB 3.0 expansion card to your system if you can find one. NEC Introduces First SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller | Gadget Lab | Wired.com says the controller will be available in June 2009. I suppose that is always subject to change until you actually see ads for them.

    It will be backward compatible.

    Joe[/quote]

    Thanks!!!

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    [quote name='jonWallace' post='777312' date='29-May-2009 02:33']No offence, but why would you want to? You'd need USB 3 on both PC and any attached device, and by the time there are enough gadgets to warrant it, you'll be about ready for a new PC

    The article that Joe references indicates that 2010 will be the year that USB 3 takes off. You could also look here for info[/quote]


    Thanks!!!

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    [quote name='chrisl' post='777367' date='28-May-2009 16:19']Thanks!!![/quote]

    For future reference. You don't have to reply to each of us in this manner. You can use the Add Reply button and just make a generic reply.

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    Thanks for the updates. I am done with this.

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