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  • I have a Seagate 1TB with a USB 3 cable and 2 PC's Desktop and Laptop both with Windows 7 wit h USB 2 ports. My intentions are to backup both PC's by connecting to each PC (1 at a time). My questions are 1) should I partition the External Drive and 2) will the USB 3 cable work on the 2 PC's and the External Drive? The user guide used a term USB 3 reverse capability with USB 2.
    Friday, March 23, 2012 3:54 AM

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  • Not sure why you posted this in a Microsoft Windows 7 forum since this is not an operating system problem at all.

    This is a USB specification condition that is not dependent on the operating system at all.

    All USB3 devices will plug into a USB2 port, but will be limited to the speed of the USB2 port.  You must have USB3 hardware for USB3 speed.

    How you partition the drive is a personal preference.  If you want individual partitions for the two systems, then that's what you should do.


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    Friday, March 23, 2012 1:48 PM