Old Laptop - New External Hard Drive

  BTony 20:26 06 Jul 2006
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Hi,
I am currently using an old laptop, which only has USB1, and a small hard drive. I have been thinking about buying an external hard drive to increase storeage, but they all seam to be USB2. I know that USB2 is backwards compatable, but is it practical ?
Any help appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:05 06 Jul 2006

Yes it will work but slowly 12mbs.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:06 06 Jul 2006

It will be slow transferring data...

Do you have a PCMCIA slot? If so get a USB 2 adaptor as well as the card.

  wee eddie 22:57 06 Jul 2006

Just check in-case it has a Firewire slot somewhere

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