USB 2 card - is it required for external drive

  Rhodie 23:09 30 Dec 03

I am also considering purchasing Iomega 80 GB USB2 external drive. My computer has 2 USB ports - one linked to a 4 port usb hub. As I don't have USB 2 card will I need to purchase one? Storage hardrive/interface type states Hi-speed USB in specification it states: interfaces - 1 X Hi-speed USB-4 pin USB Type A Cables included - 1 X USB cable

  woodchip 23:17 30 Dec 03

It depends on your OS, on whether you can run USB 2. If you have Win98 then you have to get a USB 2 PCI card with the correct drivers

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:54 30 Dec 03

Using a Maxtor ext. drive with W98SE there was no need to have USB 2, it worked quite happily with 1.1. I would check the Iomega site but, IIRC, there is no need to have USB2.


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