[RESOLVED] seagate back up plus 4tb

mkam6588

mkam6588

New Member
#1
saw a deal for Backup Plus Desktop Drive STCA4000100
but it uses 3.0 usb. is the speed for 2.0 is better or 3.0? Then i read that some computers don't work with 2.0 or 3.0. I am confused. Please help!


*Post edited to display Seagate model in question. - Mod
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#2
mkam6588 said:
... is the speed for 2.0 is better or 3.0? ...
Higher possible transfer rate with USB 3.0
To actually utilize USB 3 speeds,
Connected computer needs to have a functional USB 3.0 port(s).

mkam6588 said:
... Then i read that some computers don't work with 2.0 or 3.0...
Due to design, quality control... more chance of issues with USB 3.0 than USB 2.0
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#3
Perhaps more importantly, your operating system needs to be later than Windows XP in order to see a usb drive of 3T or 4T capacity. Vista, Win 7, Win 8 or any recent linux distro are okay, but XP is not.