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- QuestionDifference between a 2.0 and a 3.0 usb port (11 Answers)
At the risk of sounding incredibly dumb, I need to know what the difference is between a 2.0 usb port and a 3.0 usb port. I THINK I have a 3.0 port on my computer but I am not sure. I also need a usb flash drive that is NOT compatible with Windows 8. Is the PNY - Turbo Plus 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive compatible with Windows 8?
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The NOTICEABLE difference between a USB 2.0 and 3.0 is the port color. If they are blue inside the Flash drive then it is capable of USB 2.0 AND 3.0. This is also the same for your laptop/ computer, etc. If the port is gray or black the it is only able to use USB 1.1 and 2.0. USB 1.x is only good for a max of about 12Mbit/s, USB 2.0 is good for a max of about 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s. It was originally intended for up to 480 Mbit/s but there were bus constraints and it never reached its full potential. USB 3.0 came out in 2008 and it is reasonable to achieve around 3.2 Gbit/s (0.4 GB/s or 400 MB/s. I hope this helps you. I am not sure why you would not want a flash drive not compatible with Windows, but I think just about all of them are if they are formatted to Windows FAT32 or NTFS standards. You may have to reformat the flash drive n an Apple computer then Windows may not recognize it. I hope this info helps....
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- Questionhow does the pny 32GB attach to the computwer? Does the gray end come off? (11 Answers)Answers
The ends of the USB 3.0 do not come off. The USB Connector is covered or is provided protection by the dark grey sleeve which slides down toward center of drive which then exposes connector when in use. When done just slide sleeve back to cover USB connection.
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- QuestionDoes it come with password protection? (11 Answers)Answers
No, this thumb drive does not include any security like that. I just shows up as a new disk in the computer when you plug it in. Kingston makes some thumb drives called DataTravelers that include security, and Corsair makes a thumb drive named the "Padlock" that has a key code on it (sort of like what you see on some Ford cars to unlock the door). Hope that helps!
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- QuestionWill this flash drive make my laptop faster. It only has 2GB of Ram and is pretty slow. (10 Answers)Answers
No. If you want to speed up you computer by adding more RAM then you would want to buy a RAM stick. What you are looking at right now is a USB/Flash drive that is used for storing things. The product I listed below might be what you are looking for.
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