USB2 or 1?

  AndyJ 14:05 25 Feb 03

I am currently running Windows XP and am thinking of getting a pen flash drive. I have two questions though.

1. Many of these drives are USB2 - what happens if you plug one of these devices into a USB1 port? Does it still work, but at a reduced rate?

2. Is there any way of easily telling whether I have USB1 or USB2 on my machine?


  Elrond 14:21 25 Feb 03

If you plug USB2 into USB1.1 everything will work fine but as you say, at the reduced rate. all though a lot of people here say you won't notice the difference anyways. The age of your system may be a general indicator as to whether it has USB2

  MAJ 14:24 25 Feb 03

1. Yes

2. Don't think so, other than the performance you're getting.

  « Ravin » 14:25 25 Feb 03

i think device manager is a good place o find out if you have usb 2 or 1. for me it shows up as usb2.0 hub

  AndyJ 14:34 25 Feb 03

Thanks to everyone.

I checked as Ravin suggest, but there's no mention of USB2 so I'll presume it's USB1.

Thanks again

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