I am looking to buy a 3.5" external caddy to house a spare IDE hard drive. I am assuming that if an advert specifies it is USB 2 then it will still be compatible with the USB 1 ports on my PC. I understand the speed will not be up to USB 2.
Am I correct in my assumption as I dont want to buy a turkey.
Yes, but if you are running 98se or ME you can get a PCI USB2 card that will run at USB2 if you get one with a Via chipset on the card and you get drivers with it. AS I have just done that with my 98se comp. though I had to download drivers from the net before it would work as Enhanced USB2