Hi I have just purchased a new hp desjet 3650 which is USB 2.0 although its running fine on a standard usb lead into a USB 2.0 socket on th PC would there be anything to gain changing the lead to a USB 2.0 compliant lead or is all this just a ploy to get us to spend more money, or is a 2.0 lead differant in some way and does transfer dater faster.
It may well transfer the data quicker, but you are unlikely to notice a difference because the slowest part of scanning is the actually scan itself. A USB2.0 cable won't speed that bit up. The actuall data size is relativley small (few megabytes in most cases) so it is unlikely to be worth the expense.
USB2.0 will only really make a differnce when doing data tranfer from one media to another be it external hard drive or CDRW. Printers and Scanners both have a slow element that won't speed up no matter how quickly the data can be passed from scanner/printer to computer.
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