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Question from Chris G.: I have a Dell OptiPlex 9020 mini-tower desktop PC that has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports on it.
The hard drive died a while back and I replaced it with a 1TB SSD.
I couldn’t believe the difference in speed adding the SSD gave me!
I use this machine for my work computer, and even though it’s pretty old it works really well for me now that I’ve installed the SSD.
I’ve been using an external USB hard drive for my backups but I’m thinking seriously about getting this Crucial external SSD to speed up the backup process.
The problem is this Dell doesn’t have any USB 3.1 Gen 2 – Type C ports to plug the external SSD into.
Is it possible add at least one USB 3.1 Gen 2 – Type C port to the Dell OptiPlex 9020 without having to replace the motherboard?
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