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by Tom Nelson

Question: What is USB 3 and will it work with my older USB 2 devices?

Answer: USB 3 is the third major iteration of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard. When it was first introduced, USB provided a truly remarkable improvement in how peripherals connected to a computer. Previously, serial and parallel ports were the norm; each required a detailed understanding of both the device and the computer hosting the device in order to set up the connection properly.

While there had been other attempts at creating an easy-to-use connection system for computers and peripherals, USB was perhaps the first to successfully become a standard on just about every computer, regardless of the manufacturer.

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