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usb 1.1 to 2.0?

by gatorsdogs / February 28, 2009 5:03 AM PST

I have a computer with usb 1.1.....I am interested in purchasing a external hard drive that is usb 2.0...if connected to my 1.1 usb port will the 2.0 device work?

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Most are backward compatible ..
by Edward ODaniel / February 28, 2009 5:14 AM PST
In reply to: usb 1.1 to 2.0?

but some are not - check what the manufacturer says about compatibility.

If it is compatible it will be VERY SLOW. You could get yourself an addon PCI USB 2.0 card that would be easy to install and MUCH FASTER for reads and writes from or many other sources. If the computer is a laptop (you don't mention) it would be upgradable to USB 2.0 with purchase of a USB 2.0 PC Card.

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Most of the time fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2009 5:51 AM PST
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However I have encountered a few hard disks that claimed USB 1.1 compatibility but failed to work on USB 1.1 ports. Very annoying but not unheard of.

Keep your receipts handy in such an instance.

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