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external HDD does this need to be in USB 3 or in USB 2

Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:53 pm

want to buy a external hdd for the Raspi hole

does this need to be in USB 3 or in USB 2

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Re: external HDD does this need to be in USB 3 or in USB 2

Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:59 pm

either will work {YMMV] post a link to any you are wanting to and we'll possibly say for sure
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Re: external HDD does this need to be in USB 3 or in USB 2

Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:10 pm

hello

many thanks for the quick answer - great to hear from you

this one - does it fit!?
https://www.pollin.de/p/usb-3-0-hdd-tos ... arz-702554


USB 3.0-HDD TOSHIBA Canvio Basics, 500 GB, schwarz

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Re: external HDD does this need to be in USB 3 or in USB 2

Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:47 pm

sayhello wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:10 pm
hello

many thanks for the quick answer - great to hear from you

this one - does it fit!?
https://www.pollin.de/p/usb-3-0-hdd-tos ... arz-702554


USB 3.0-HDD TOSHIBA Canvio Basics, 500 GB, schwarz

love to hear from you
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Re: external HDD does this need to be in USB 3 or in USB 2

Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:42 pm

There are a few exceptions regarding SSDs, as far as I've heard, but just look at the name - USB - Universal Serial Bus.
The term 'universal' means it should work on anything with a USB port.
The 2.0 and 3.0 you are asking about, are revision numbers. They're different in specs, but still compatible.
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