Mouse & Keyboard

  wee eddie 24 May 11

What, if any, are the advantages of USB over PS2?

Now, I'm not asking about whether they're prettier or more modern, I'm asking whether one is a more efficient, faster, or more reliable connection than the other.

IMHO, there's absolutely nothing to choose. The only thing is, if you use your PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard, you free up valuable USB ports for other stuff.

  buteman 24 May 11

Well I have USB 3 on my computer and when I asked the question is USB 3 better than PS2 I was advised just to use the PS2 connection.

So I would assume PS2 must be better than USB but how I don't know.

  wiz-king 24 May 11

With some systems you may have to change a bios setting if you need to use USB and safe mode. I prefer using PS2 as I need all the USB ports I can get, I am using 7 at the moment which only leaves me 1 spare.

  chub_tor 24 May 11

My motherboard Click Here has a single PS2 port half green and half purple to take either a mouse or a keyboard. Not being a fan of wireless keyboards but liking wireless mice I use the PS2 for the keyboard and USB for the mouse. Like wiz-king I keep as many USB ports as free as possible.


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