Hello folks, is it possible to have usb2 devices run ok when connected to usb1 ports? My Iomega cd-rw 52x24x52 usb2.0 external drive is refusing to work well when installed on an AMD pc running Win Me with usb ports I suspect are usb1. I tried to find out in device manager - it indicates usb only. When I install the driver and connect the hardware, the pc freezes. Could it be the usb1 and usb2 incompatibility? Please help.
USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1 but, in the case of a cdwriter for example it will be incapable of reading and writing at the stated speeds if its a 52x32x8 then it might run at 24x16x4 for example, unsure of what speed you can get with one of these devices. Suggest you look up the Iomega website it'll probably tell you there.