interface speed of external HD - compatibility

  eddiejackr 11:54 07 Dec 2006
Locked

Does the interface speed of an external HD need to be compatible with the PC it is connected to? I've read something about this but didn't fully understand. Is this only relevant for upgrading with an internal HD?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:01 07 Dec 2006

An external drive will be connected via USB and therefore limited by the speed of the USB ports

Full Speed USB1.1 (12Mbps), and Hi-Speed USB2 (480Mbps)

  eddiejackr 12:06 07 Dec 2006

OK, I get it. Thanks

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

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

What went wrong at the Designs of the Year 2017

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Comment regarder des séries et talk-shows américains en France ?