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
Seagate 1TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive v2 for Mac
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3 Answers from the Community
yes as usb 3.0 is back compatible
- Answered by Lewis W
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
Yes, all USB 3.0 drives and cables will work with USB 2.0
- Answered by Warren S