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Hello ! This is my 3rd post on overclockers.net and I hope someone will help me with my problem

I'm going to buy and External HDD with USB 3.0 [ connectivity ??? ]

Probably something like this : http://www.m79.lv/WD-BOOK-ESSENTIAL-...ESN_84885.html

My motherboard - GIGABYTE P55A-UD3 ... With SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 ports ...

So question : Can I connect this 3.0 External HDD to a PC which has only 2.0 USB ports and transfer data to PC or from PC to HDD 3.0 USB ?? If so , then any special wires needed ?

'' PAKAS SATURSExternal hard drive <br> WD SmartWare software <br> USB cable <br> Quick Install Guide '' Link I gave has said that it gives out a USB cable , so with this cable I can connect this External HDD USB 3.0 with my Laptop which has USB 2.0 and transfer data both ways ?

Also , when I will get this External HDD , I can already connect it to PC and start using it right away ? Or there are some things that needs to be done before that ?

Also , is this External HDD any good ? What about company , is it good ?
Which companies are emm good , best External HDD and umm [ Internal ? ] HDD makers ?

When I buy HDDs [ Internal , External ] at what umm description should I look at ? Cache , RPM or something ? I don't know what they do , I'm still learning this stuff , although I know much about prices and what's good and what's not [ most cases ]


I hope someone will help me and answer these many questions


p.s. English is not my primary language so there might be some mistakes.
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1. USB has always been and is backward compatible. It will work with the same cords and everything.
2. I will only use Lacie externals beacuse I am picky, so i cannot comment on ur choice
3. If it has eSATA just use that eSATA is still faster than 2.0 as far as i know
4. There is nothing u need to do, it will work out of the box, just plug and play, though if you use many different computers, work, school, different classes, home... something like truecrypt is nice for security and some come with software that auto backs up for you
thats all i got for you
Edited by Ash_ - 1/20/11 at 8:08am
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1. USB has always been and is backward compatible. It will work with the same cords and everything.
2. I will only use Lacie externals beacuse I am picky, so i cannot comment on ur choice
3. If it has eSATA just use that eSATA is still faster than 2.0 as far as i know
4. There is nothing u need to do, it will work out of the box, just plug and play, though if you use many different computers, work, school, different classes, home... something like truecrypt is nice for security and some come with software that auto backs up for you
thats all i got for you
Ok , thank you !

2. Well I'll try to find out which External HDD makers [ companies ] are emm best , good
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