Can I use a laptop with USB-2 ports with the UD-39000 USB-3 docking station ?
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Yes, you can connect the Plugable USB 3.0 UD-3900 docking station to a Windows host system that has only USB 2.0 ports available.
However, due to the fact that a USB 2.0 connection is much slower than a USB 3.0 connection there are a few items of which you need to be aware when using the dock in such a manner:
- The dock’s front USB 3.0 ports will function at the slower USB 2.0 speeds
- You may experience reduced performance of the dock’s Ethernet network port
- You may experience reduced performance of the displays connected to the dock
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