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?

G-Tech 1TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0/FireWire Mobile Hard Drive

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    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.

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