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victoria_v23

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I connected an external cd burner to a Dell Optiplex GX110 and got this message:

"hi-speed device plugged into non hi-speed USB port: this device will function at reduced speed"
It will function (I think), but will just write slower (I've been told). Is there a way to adapt the non hi-speed USB port so that the device will function to its potential?

Thanks.
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No. Sorry. Your unit has USB 1.1 and your Drive is USB 2.0.

It kind like Throwing a match on a fire and expecting it to burn hotter.

Just will not work at the faster speed. But yes it will work. If you have a PCMCIA card slot you may be able to find a pc card with USB 2.0 ports on it. This could remedy your situation.
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Jacamus-

Thanks for your reply. :tazz: --I was hoping that wasn't the answer, but it is an old computer. Sorry, I don't know where to look to see if I have a PCMCIA card slot. Where in my computer would it be located? Thanks.
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What is the model of your unit?

Is it a desktop or a notebook?
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Sorry...It is a desktop (mini-tower) Dell Optiplex GX110. Is this something I could find out on the Dell site?
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try
support.dell.com without the www.
input the service tag number and see a list of parts and available slots if any.
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