Seagate 500GB FreeAgent GoFlex Slim Hard Drive which has a usb 2 be used with a MacBook Pro with usb 3 technology? do you have to use thunderbolt?

  • Asked by Judith A from Middletown
  • Aug 2, 2012
Seagate 500GB FreeAgent GoFlex Slim Hard Drive for Mac

Seagate 500GB FreeAgent GoFlex Slim Hard Drive for Mac

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    No your don't need to use thunderbolt. Of course thunderbolt and FireWire are much faster for transferring data, but the USB 3 ports on a MacBook Pro are automatically back compatible to USB 2.

    • Answered by A H
    • Oct 27, 2012