USB 2 PCI card

  krislas 20:12 01 Jan 2003
  krislas 20:12 01 Jan 2003

I run Windows ME, I have a Cahinteck 7AJA motherboard with 3 free PCI slots, 512Mb of memory and an AMD Duron 1Mhz processor. I would like to add USB 2 as I have just bought a CanoScan D1250 U2. I have been told all sorts of different things about whether I can or not do this, and I do not know what to belive. Canon says I need an Adaptec card which wold be compatible. Does anyone know whether this is the case ? Thanks. Krislas

  €dstow 08:01 02 Jan 2003

I'm fairly certain that USB2 cannot be used in any Windows version below XP.

For a definitive answer click here


  Mac & Beth 08:32 02 Jan 2003

I've fitted a USB 2 card in a Win98SE PC (can't verify if USB 2 worked - USB 1.1 did though) lists the following OS s under the requirements for USB 2 Cards

Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later, Apple MacOS 9.2.1

The card will work at 1.1 - not sure about USB 2

  tes 08:42 02 Jan 2003

I have just fitted a D-Link usb 2 adapter & a Canon D1250U2 scanner & it works fine on XP

  €dstow 09:44 02 Jan 2003

As has been hinted, USB2 is backwards compatible and will work as a previous version if not at the one it's supposed to be. A scanner is not the ideal piece of equipment to test this with as scanning is inherently slow anyway.

As I indicated above, the definitive answer will be given in the "click here".


  Nickg 10:46 02 Jan 2003

click here seems to me that USB 2 has limited compatability with NT, but looks OK on ME

  Muzziad 12:40 02 Jan 2003

i run Win ME and installed a 2 port USB2 PCI card for an external HDD drive. the drive was VERY slow using a USB1 port, but after i installed the card it was much much faster.

you should have no probs.

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