Yes a 2.0 will work in a 3.0 port. And yes to vice versa.
Advantage of 3.0 vs. 2.0 is a massive upgrade on transfer speeds. USB 3.0 is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (gigabits per second); that's a little over 10 times faster than USB 2.0's 480Mbps (1,000Mbps equals 1Gbps).
Of course, it will only run this fast if you stick it in a 3.0 port (as I'm sure you knew that ). And no, USB 2.0 doesn't run faster in a 3.0 port.
posted: Aug. 11, 2012 @ 1:18p
Also note that just because the USB interface is theoretically capable of transfers up to 5Gbps doesn't mean the flash drive can actually deliver 5Gbps of data.
Senior Member - 2K
posted: Aug. 11, 2012 @ 1:50p
Even on USB 2.0 ports, these drives are somewhat slow. SanDisk drives always seem to be.
posted: Aug. 11, 2012 @ 2:23p
FYI its $36 at Amazon now if shipping/tax is too much.
posted: Aug. 12, 2012 @ 1:45p
in for 1. Thanks.
posted: Aug. 12, 2012 @ 1:59p
VirtuaL said: Even on USB 2.0 ports, these drives are somewhat slow. SanDisk drives always seem to be.
Yes, they are quite slow. Plus it looks like the ancient 64mb Pen drive I first owned.
Senior Member - 1K
posted: Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:57p
I searched for the read/write speeds for this drive here:
Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.
Members of our community may attach files to a post in accordance with the User Agreement. FatWallet is not responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or validity of any information contained in any attached file. Files have *not* been scanned for viruses. Be especially wary of Excel files which may contain malicious content.
Earn Cash Back while you shop - just 3 simple steps.
1. Sign Up so we know who to pay! (It's FREE.)
2. Shop through FatWallet for deals from your favorite stores. Your online purchases earn Cash Back that builds in your FatWallet account.
3. Get Paid by requesting a payment via check or PayPal.
FatWallet coupons help you save more when shopping online. Use our Coupons Search to browse coupons and offers from thousands of stores, gathered into one convenient location.
As part of our FatWallet Community, you can share deals with almost a million shoppers in our forums. Forum content is generated by consumers for consumers. Share deals, money-saving tips, and more. It's FREE, fun, and addicting.
Our customer experience team is here around the clock - real people ready to assist.