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I have a couple of spare USB1 ports on my PC and was hoping to use them in conjunction with a USB2 External HD.

If I buy a USB2 external Hub and fit the USB 2 HD into that Hub can i just attache the USB2 hub to my USB1 port? or do I have to have a get a USB2 PCI Hub fitted.

Basically will a USB2 hub work attached to the USB1 port and work as a USB2 hub?


Thanks in advance.

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Basically will a USB2 hub work attached to the USB1 port and work as a USB2 hub?

nope...if you plug ANY usb2 device into a usb1 port...it's going to work as a usb1 device...whether it's an mp3 player or a usb2 hub...conversly if you plug a usb1 device into a usb2 port...it's going to still run as usb1 because that's the speed it's capable of...as with about everything else computer related....it'll only move as fast as the slowest link in the chain

you'll need to get a usb2 card to add usb2 ports

Edited by dsenette, 20 December 2006 - 09:02 AM.

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Thanks Dsenette

I was looking at one on Amazon which looked ideal, in the instructions it just said you simply plug it into a USB port, it never mentioned it had to be a USB2 port so thought i had better check first before buying anything.

Appreciate the quick response cheers.
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