USB version 2

  recap 13:04 06 Apr 03
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I understand that the new version 2 USB is much faster than version 1.

What is required to use version 2 if anything?

  Djohn 13:31 06 Apr 03

Which O/S are you using.

  SteevScotland 13:32 06 Apr 03

All you need is a motherboard with USB2 or a USB2 PCI card or hub and USB2 drivers. That and a USB2 compatible device and your ready to go!

Cheers S

  SteevScotland 13:37 06 Apr 03

oh yeh forgot I think you need win 98 or above. could be wrong though!!

Cheers S

  cycoze 13:59 06 Apr 03

Spare PCI slot .

Win XP/2000/Me/98SE.

New Card should have a driver CD , install card , bootup and run the CD setup , reboot and check Win System/Device Manager to confirm the drivers have installed .

Cards should then be able to take either USB1 or 2 peripherals (backward compatible) , albiet USB1`s will not run any faster .

Note - check any new peripherals are actually USB2 , see this thread that Djohn pointed out to me click here

  cycoze 14:32 06 Apr 03

Always check the Requirements Label before parting with your money !

Incidentally , have seen a new PCI card with 2x USB and 2x FireWire with an onboard socket to supply front bay USB attachment.

  recap 15:27 06 Apr 03

Sorry for the late reply had to go out.

Thanks for your replies everybody. The operating systems will be 98, Me, XP (both pro & home) and W2K.

  Djohn 15:50 06 Apr 03

Win 2k and 98 will work with USB2, but only through a dedicated PCI card.

XP Home/Pro will work from a USB2 M/Board, but only with service pack 1 installed. Not sure on win ME. J.

  recap 16:00 06 Apr 03

Thanks Djohn much appreciated.

  Djohn 16:08 06 Apr 03

Your welcome, but the knowledge is not mine, it is part of a question I e-mailed to flecc, and his reply to same. J.

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