Is the USB3.0 port backward compatible to a USB2.0 port on my 2011 mac air?

I assume it will reduce to USB2.0 speeds, but will it connect at all?

  • Asked by Peter G from Surry Hills
  • 23/11/2012
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  • Best Answer:

    It should. USB3 is backward compatible with USB2, so it will drop down to USB2 speeds.

    I used this method on an older Macbook Pro and it worked just fine.

    • Answered by Stephen T
    • 25/02/2013