USB 1 - USB2

  Goonhavern Blue 22:01 11 Oct 2008
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I have a 5-1 Card Reader built in the front of my Tiny PC.

It has a label on the front of the reader saying this device is a USB2 device.

I am trying to copy contents onto my new portable storage device, a maxtor.

2 questions, my pc says I have no USB2 high speed ports and seems to be copying at a slow pace, how do I activate the USB2 port to high speed.

Secondly my maxtor has two cables out of it, a power/data and data leads.

I have plugged in the power/data lead and it works, why do I have a data lead?

Any help appreciated.

  citadel 22:09 11 Oct 2008

you can get a usb 2 pci card and plug it in to a pci slot on the motherboard, they are cheap.

  Goonhavern Blue 09:18 12 Oct 2008

Thanks for that suggestion, but I am still unclear as to why it says USB2 on the label on my PC and the differences between the two leads from my maxtor portable drive as belows posting:

I have a 5-1 Card Reader built in the front of my Tiny PC.

It has a label on the front of the reader saying this device is a USB2 device.

I am trying to copy contents onto my new portable storage device, a maxtor.

2 questions, my pc says I have no USB2 high speed ports and seems to be copying at a slow pace, how do I activate the USB2 port to high speed.

Secondly my maxtor has two cables out of it, a power/data and data leads.

I have plugged in the power/data lead and it works, why do I have a data lead?

  Zeppelyn 09:27 12 Oct 2008

Check in Device Manager under USB Controllers to see if you have a USB2 Enhanced Host Controller rather than just a Universal Host Controller. Do you know what make your carder reader is ? It will probably be listed under disk drives in Device Manager. You can then check for updated drivers.

  Goonhavern Blue 10:38 12 Oct 2008

Zeppelyn,

Checked Device Manager it states it is a Via Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller nothing of USB2 type.

  bremner 10:46 12 Oct 2008

What O/S do you have and if it is XP what Service Pack have you installed.

Right Click on My Computer and choose Properties. USB2 needs at least SP1

  Goonhavern Blue 11:23 12 Oct 2008

Bremner,

I am using XP with SP3 installed.

  iscanut 11:38 12 Oct 2008

If device manager does not report Enhanced Host Controller as per Zepppelyn, then you do not have a USB setup despite what the label on the card reader states ! The simplest way to sort this out is to buy a USB2 pci card ( around £10 or less )as citadel suggested and then buy a cheap card reader unless you know your way around the inside of your pc and can reinstall the card reader into the socket on the pci card.

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