Windows 10: Recommendations On: PORTABLE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES Solved

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  1. tracit99's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 17134.285
       28 Jun 2017 #11

    I use WD My Passport on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 with same connector. Nothing else to buy. Regardless of which drive you decide on get the model number and go to and check for lowest price.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,287
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       28 Jun 2017 #12

    Captain said: View Post
    Or better yet just purchase one of those 2.0 to 3.0 convert things and be good to go.
    The problem with such a converter in USB 2.0 ports is you'll never get USB 3.0 speeds. I needed more USB 3.0 ports on a computer so bought a USB 3.0 card for a PCIe X1 slot on the motherboard, got 4 more ports on the back of the computer. Mine was branded Anker. Such a card is not a choice for a Notebook/Laptop/Tablet, no place to put it.

    I have only 4 older Thumb drives, less than 8GB, that won't work on USB 3.0 ports, keep them for when working on older computers.
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