USB Upgrading

  Tiggy2 14:11 30 Nov 03

I run windows XP on a fairly new machine. I have four USB 1.1 ports. I want to buy an external HD, and therefore need to upgrade to USB 2.0. Is this process as simple as replacing the ports & attached PCI card with a new one? I have no room to add ports, I just want to upgrade. I already have a firewire port, but all the external HD's I have looked at require USB. Thanks!

  Diodorus Siculus 14:22 30 Nov 03

Yes, it is pretty much as you suggest. I would remove the old one via the device manager, shutdown, take it out and reboot.

Then shut down again, install the new USB 2 card and it should be recognised ok. You may need SP1 installed though.

  anchor 15:28 30 Nov 03

This one seems to support both Firewire and USB2, with capacities ranging from 20Gb to 80gb.

click here

  anchor 15:32 30 Nov 03

Its available from Dabs:

click here

  SEASHANTY 16:35 30 Nov 03

Maxtor and LaCie combined USB2/Firewire available from MicroDirect click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

How to get Windows 10 for free | How to install Windows 10: There is still a way to avoid paying…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Alex Chinneck’s giant ice cube Christmas tree at Kings Cross

Apple rumours & predictions 2017: The iPhone 8, new iPads, and everything else you should expect fr7…