Will the USB 3 work with a USB 2 Ports

I have a mid 2010 Mac Pro and I am thinking of buying this storage unit. At some point I will move to the present Mac Pro but I am not ready as of yet but want to add the storage so the move will be effortless if this will work with my present Mac Pro and the USB 2 or firewire 800 ports..

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Yes it will work. In order to get the USB 3.0 speeds, I had upgraded my 2008 MacPro with a USB 3.0 card installed that mine is plugged into.