USB 2.0 Upgrade

By edward.j.obrien ·
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I forgot my Dell XPS 8600 boasted only USB 2.0 ports. Having just bought a Samsung M3 Portable External Drive and being sick that it takes about 10 hours to backup 1 TB of data - yet took only about 90 minutes to make the original backup - big mystery...!

Question: Is it possible to upgrade from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 and if so, how...?

Any ideas will be appreciated.

TIA for any input.

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Upgrade to usb 3.0

by markp24 In reply to USB 2.0 Upgrade


The only way you can upgrade a physical usb2 port is to install a usb 3.0 adapter. You cannot upgrade the physical usb 2 port to 3.0 by software or any other means. You can purchase a usb 3.0 adapter from and computer retailer (almost)

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Upgrade to usb 3

by edward.j.obrien In reply to Upgrade to usb 3.0

Thanks, Mark. Very helpful.


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