Will this drive work with a MACBOOK PRO that only supports USB 2.0? Can I use the cables that ship with this device if they are USB 3.0 cables?

  • Asked by Margaret M from Winter Park
  • 20-Mar-2013
Seagate 1TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive v2 for Mac

Seagate 1TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive v2 for Mac

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    yes as usb 3.0 is back compatible

    • Answered by Lewis W
    • 27-Mar-2013
  • No, Seagate knows that this drive has a problem with USB2 Mac's (older Mac's to them). After finding the right person in Seagate tech support (and after a replacement drive that has the same problem) they quickly arranged to send me a USB2/Firewire 800 base which fixes the problem. The USB3 base does not function satisfactorily on a Mac USB2 port.

    • Answered by Mark F from Kamloops
    • 05-Apr-2013
  • Yes, all USB 3.0 drives and cables will work with USB 2.0

    • Answered by Warren S
    • 24-Mar-2013