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stupid question, but I'll ask anyways...

by effedup / November 18, 2005 11:29 PM PST

I built my own PC a couple years ago, and I discovered recently that my on board USB slots are all USB 1.1 after I tried to transfer some pretty big files to a friends external HD and it took forever. I want to upgrade to USB 2.0 and mount it in one of my 5.25'' bays so they're in the front.

I've priced USB 2.0 cards, but before I buy one, I want to make sure that it'll work right. Does the motherboard need to support USB 2.0 for it to work at the higher speeds, or can I just buy a PCI card and be done with it? Thanks!

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 12:06 AM PST

I've used all models from newegg.com, geeks.com and they all work in Windows 2000/XP. I can't tell if other OSes have support.

As to the front panel, USB 2.0 wiring must be used.



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by usn_m_adair / December 6, 2005 8:24 PM PST

if it is from a pci card, your motherboard will support it. you can find them that go from the pci card to the front 5.25" bay and yes, it should support it.

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He's right...
by lil ramZ / December 7, 2005 6:35 AM PST
In reply to: yes

I'm backing the last post up.....

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