Will USB 2 Devices work on older USB Ports

  TAL4 16:06 09 Mar 04
Locked

I have a Toshiba Satellite 5100-501 Laptop and I want to buy an external USB DVD +R/RW writer, but most models I have seen say USB 2. I do not think my USB ports are USB2, will USB2 devices work on older USB ports.

  expertec 16:09 09 Mar 04

Yes, they will work but not at full speed, they will only go as fast as old USB ports can go

  Diodorus Siculus 16:09 09 Mar 04

Some will, but at a reduced speed. Best to check the manufacturer specifications.

  FEEBS 16:11 09 Mar 04

I believe so - but the data transfer will be at the slower rate. I use a USB2 memory stick to transfer data between my main PC (Win98) with USB1.1 and my Toshiba laptop (WinXP) with USB2.

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

What is Google Allo? What is Google Duo? Google Allo UK release date and features: Google Allo is…

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

iOS 10 troubleshooting tips: Simple fixes for the most common iOS 10 problems, from network…