Will USB 2.0 devices work with USB 1.1 system?

  kenning 17:59 29 Sep 2008
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My computer has USB 1.1 installed. I wish to purchase an external hard drive that has a USB 2.0 interface.

Will this device work successfully on my computer?

  brundle 18:09 29 Sep 2008

In theory it should be OK but I have seen some USB2 devices that refuse to work with a USB1.1 interface.
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You really need USB 2.0 for an external drive, it will be hopelessly slow with USB1.1 - USB 2.0 is over 20 times faster. USB 2.0 PCI cards are cheap and fitting them is pretty simple.
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  kenning 18:35 29 Sep 2008

brundle, thank you for your reply, especially the links. I now know the way to go.

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