Usb2 speed message

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#1

as you all seem to know what your stuff and i am somewhat perplexed, maybe some genius could help me with my little problem.

i have a packard bell igo laptop, about a year old, with four usb2 ports(?)
but when i plug an external drive into any of them, i recieve the message “high speed device connected to a low speed port”.

asked man in pc world,(maybe not a good idea!!), who says that its my computer and that it is probably usb1.1 and telling fibs!


#2

Are your usb ports 2.0 compatible do they have full support for usb 2.0 ?


#3

how do i find out about compatibility?


#4

Have a look at the manual…

The question why I ask this: A usb port which is only compatible with 2.0 recognizes Usb 2.0 devices, but data exchange is only at usb 1.1 speed, whereas “REAL” usb 2.0 ports give you full speed.

I assume that is your problem…


#5

I get this as well so I know.

Basically it is telling you that you have connected a USB2.0 compatible device to a USB1.1 socket.


#6

sounds like an answer. thanks everyone.


#7

would it help if i bought a pcmcia card usb2 port?