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USB 2.0 or 3.0

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by dubaty, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. dubaty

    dubaty Member

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    Does anyone know if it makes any difference if I use a 2.0 USB stick vs a 3.0 stick? It looks like the sticks using the 3.0 specification have faster read times, but that may not make any difference for playing music in the car.
     
  2. GlennAlanBerry

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    It won't really matter for playing music either way. I seriously doubt that the USB ports in the car are USB 3.0 ports. Having a USB 3.0 thumb drive plugged into a USB 3.0 port on a newer computer will let you read and write to the drive at higher sequential bandwidth speeds (in the 80-100MB/sec range), but even USB 2.0 has more than enough bandwidth to stream audio files with not problem.
     
  3. dubaty

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    Thanks! I thought spending the money on a 3.0 drive might be overkill. Id rather spend the money on capacity.
     

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