USB 3 ports on Dell P2715Q. Connect laptop to hard drive?

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USB 3 ports on Dell P2715Q. Connect laptop to hard drive?

Can these be used to connect to a drive?

I've got a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina and am looking at the Dell and LG UD68-P. They seem pretty close from reading several reviews. LG better color gamut. Dell better stand. Bezel doesn't matter to me. Not a gamer.

But the Dell has USB 3 vs 2 on the LG and if I could leave a hard drive hooked up to the monitor and have it connect to my MBP that would be handy. It would be a drive with my photo libraries and maybe another for backups.

Edit: "Charge or power BC1.2-compatible and other USB devices with a high-speed USB 3.0 charging port." from B&H. Sounds like HD isn't going to work.

LG has head phone out which would save hooking up external speakers.

Thanks for any comments.

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