USB1 to USB2 conversion

  Narayan Adhikari 17:43 28 Mar 2006
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is it possible to convert USB1 to USB2. any converter available? my external dvd rewriter is usb2 one. it reads bu doesn't write. is this usb version compatibility problem? i guess they're compatible!
help!

  grey george 17:48 28 Mar 2006

A usb2 device should work in a usb1 socket but it will only work at the slower speed of usb1. It maybe this speed is to low for the drive to use its write function.

  Monument 17:50 28 Mar 2006

You cannot convert 1 to 2. You will need to install a USB2 add in PCI card.

  grey george 17:50 28 Mar 2006

I should have added that you can upgrade to usb2 if your system has a spare pci slot and is compatible.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:54 28 Mar 2006

What do you want to connect the writer to desktop or laptop?

desktop fit a PCI USB2 card aprrox £10 click here

a laptop fit a pCMCIA USB2 card click here

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