Will USB 2 Devices work on older USB Ports

  TAL4 16:06 09 Mar 2004
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I have a Toshiba Satellite 5100-501 Laptop and I want to buy an external USB DVD +R/RW writer, but most models I have seen say USB 2. I do not think my USB ports are USB2, will USB2 devices work on older USB ports.

  expertec 16:09 09 Mar 2004

Yes, they will work but not at full speed, they will only go as fast as old USB ports can go

  Diodorus Siculus 16:09 09 Mar 2004

Some will, but at a reduced speed. Best to check the manufacturer specifications.

  FEEBS 16:11 09 Mar 2004

I believe so - but the data transfer will be at the slower rate. I use a USB2 memory stick to transfer data between my main PC (Win98) with USB1.1 and my Toshiba laptop (WinXP) with USB2.

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