Windows XP and a new with a USB3 cable Seagate Desktop storage

ChristopherMW 1 Posts Sunday November 5, 2017Registration date November 5, 2017 Last seen - Nov 5, 2017 at 05:30 PM - Latest reply: xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen
- Nov 5, 2017 at 05:32 PM
Hi all

I just got a new Seagate and it comes with a USB3 cable. My laptop is running Windows XP with service pack three installed. How can I get the new unit to talk with the old laptop. or is their something I can add to interface the two units?

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xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Nov 5, 2017 at 05:32 PM
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Thank you
My understanding is that any USB 3 device is backward compatible with USB 2. The device will just operate at the USB 2 slower speed.
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