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29 Jan 2013  

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Hi Clivemcl and welcome to SF ,

Im not too wise on this subject, but i do know:

USB 3.0 front bays need USB3.0 connectors although USB 3.0 is backwards compatible.

Your existing USB 2.0 gear will work on version 3.0 ports and vice versa.
But plugging a 3.0 device into a 2.0 port or a 2.0 device into 3.0 a port will get you
standard USB 2.0 data rates...approx 480 Mbit/s.

Hope this helps somewhat.


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