NP-12 to USB 3.0 port

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NP-12 to USB 3.0 port

Unread post by Osvaldo18 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:42 am


I'm planning to get a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 to use it with my NP-12. The laptop has one USB 2.0 and two Usb 3.0 ports. My audio interface is a Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 which most likely works only with the 2.0 port. The Np-12 manual says that "USB 3.0 cables cannot be used" but what about using a 2.0 cable to connect it to the 3.0 port? Will this work?
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Re: NP-12 to USB 3.0 port

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:12 pm

I can't guarantee that it will work, but I would hope that it does. In fact, you might also try connecting the Focusrite to one of the USB 3 ports using a USB 2 cable to see if that works. The way things are going, USB 2 ports may one day disappear from the typical computer, so it would be nice to verify whether plugging a USB 2 cable into a USB 3 port will work for devices that are not able to use USB 3 speeds.
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Re: NP-12 to USB 3.0 port

Unread post by parametric » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:13 pm

We tend to take "backward-compatibility" as Read . . . . . , but it's NOT clear-cut . .


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