interface speed of external HD - compatibility

  eddiejackr 11:54 07 Dec 06
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Does the interface speed of an external HD need to be compatible with the PC it is connected to? I've read something about this but didn't fully understand. Is this only relevant for upgrading with an internal HD?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:01 07 Dec 06

An external drive will be connected via USB and therefore limited by the speed of the USB ports

Full Speed USB1.1 (12Mbps), and Hi-Speed USB2 (480Mbps)

  eddiejackr 12:06 07 Dec 06

OK, I get it. Thanks

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