Convert 3.0 usb to 2.0

Marisa Ferreira - Mar 11, 2016 at 04:07 PM
 Marisa Ferreira - Mar 26, 2016 at 02:03 PM
Hi i have a external hard drive but the usb cable is in 3.0. I wanna connect the hard drive to my dvd but my dvd only supports 2.0 usb .. ia there any way to convert or adapt the usb cable from 3.0 to 2.0 .. ?? I even bought a cable with both connection 3.0 and another 2.0 but it dont work ..??? Can u guys help me ..

2 replies

R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 154
Mar 14, 2016 at 04:43 AM
Hi Marisa Ferreira,

In general, USB 2.0 and USD 3.0 are backwards compatible, so the connection type may be a problem if the DVD device specifically excludes other than USB 2.0 because of lack of drivers. If that is the case, you may not be able to use a USB 3.0 connection with your DVD. Can you confirm that the hard drive working fine when connected to a PC for example?

Hope this helps