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Using USB 3.0 to speed up transfer between USB 2.0 devices?

I know USB 2.0 maxes out at 480Mbps, and USB 3.0 maxes out at 4800Mbps. Can multiple USB 2.0 devices tap into that USB 3.0 bandwidth? For example, if I have a USB 2.0 device that can use 480Mbps and I hook up 10 of them to a USB 3.0 controller, will each USB 2.0 device max out at 480Mbps or 48Mbps.

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marked as duplicate by Joseph, Renan, Joe Taylor, Randolph West, Diogo Jul 19 '12 at 20:04

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USB 2.0 devices are limited to USB 2.0 Speeds when connected to a USB 3.0 port that accepts both USB 2.0/3.0 devices. – Ramhound Jul 16 '12 at 18:19

No it is not going to work in that way. when you plug a usb2.0 device to usb3.0 port of your computer, the computer uses usb2.0 specifications (drivers) i.e 480mbps.

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They would still max out at USB 2.0 because the computer detects the device is USB 2.0 and treats it as such.

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