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can a USB 3.0 flash drive be compatiable with an older USB 2.0 port?

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Hi Everyone,

           I have a USB 3.0 flash drive which I am needing to access with either my regular desktop pc or my laptop.  However, both the desktop pc and laptop have older USB 2.0 ports.  With that point in mind, is it possible for these machines to read and access the data on this newer USB 3.0 flash drive?

           Any shared thoughts to this question will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you.

            George
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USB 3 devices should work with all USB ports but they will only operate as fast as the port allows.  A USB 3.0 device would run at USB 2.0 speeds in a USB 2.0 port.  Or USB 1.1 speeds in a USB 1.1 port.
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Hi Everyone,

            Thanks so much for the prompt replies given to this question.  It is reassuring knowing I can work with this USB 3 flash drive using older versions of USB ports such as 2.0 and 1.1.  

             George
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