Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareAdd-ons · 1 month ago

Computers: Please help - Will a USB 3.0 flash drive work on my old Windows 8.1 desktop?

This computer has USB ports, but I don't know it they're compatible with USB 3.0 accessories or not.

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    USB 3 is backwards compatible with USB 2 and USB 1. Of course, the flash drive won't operate at USB 3 speeds, but it will work.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but on USB2 ports just not as fast as 3.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    IT will work but at the slower USB 2 speeds.

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