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29 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional X64
Ext hdd not recognized in 3.0 USB?

I have two external hdds (2.0).

I thought they could be plugged into a 3.0 USB, but it wasn't recognized.
I thought they were backward compatible.

Just thought I could get faster speeds.

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30 Dec 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

I would like to say that they are backward compatible, albeit mine do the same thing. I have a four gang 3.0 USB card (powered) and it will not see USB 2 products. If you can get a USB 3 HDD holder then that would be the way to go (their not all that expensive).
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