USB port type for external HD compatibility . ?
by hondochica - 12/20/12 5:59 PM
I am looking for an external HD to use as my digital music library - probably permanently hooked to my new "refurbished" pc desktop. I suddenly realized (just before I hit 'proceed to checkout') that I might need to be sure my new HD will work on my USB port??
How would I figure out what type of USB port I have? (2.0 - 3.0?)
and are all USB 3.0 external HDs back-compatible to 2.0?
I think I have at least 1 USB 2.0 port on my computer.
The desktop is:
Lenovo IBM ThinkCentre M55e Desktop PC - Intel Dual-Core 1.6GHz, 2GB DDR2, 80GB HDD, DVD-ROM, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (joy systems refurbished - tiger direct)
thanks in advance