Installing usb 2.0

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by phk, Dec 13, 2005.

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    phk Guest

    I notice that usb 2.0 is sort of a standard for digital file
    transmission but my computer has the older, slower usb port. If I
    purchase a DSLR with usb2,
    1. Will this work with the older USB, just slow?
    2. I'm curious whether installing a new usb card just replaces the
    existing usb or is in addition to?
     
    phk, Dec 13, 2005
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    bmoag Guest

    It will work with Windows XP and ME (possibl not earlier versions) but you
    will get an idiot box about how the connection could work faster and will
    offer to look for a USB2 port which you do not have. Just x out of the box.
    The difference in transmission speeds, among other factors, is astronomical
    between USB 1 and 2 and it is well worth getting an add-in USB 2 card (if
    not replacing the entire motherboard!).
     
    bmoag, Dec 13, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

     
    Paul Furman, Dec 13, 2005
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    Xeke Guest

    1. Will this work with the older USB, just slow?

    Yes, its backwards compatible but it will be slow. Trying to download 20
    RAW files will take forever.
    It will be an addition to if your USB1 is built into your motherboard
    where it can't be removed. If you have a PCI card then you can remove it
    or just keep it. If you have a PCI USB1 card, I would just replace it
    with the USB2 card. No need in wasting space since you could use it for
    older USB too. You could use the slot for something else in the future.
     
    Xeke, Dec 13, 2005
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    george Guest

    Yes, it will work at 6/12Mbps. USB2.0 is 240Mbps. It is a no-brainer
    for the $10-20 cost unless you are just uncomfortable working inside
    a computer or lack an empty slot.
    All that I've seen are in addition to your existing USB ports. BTW,
    most cards come with drivers and will work with Win98, WinME,
    Win2000, and WinXP. I think you can even get 'em to work with
    Win95.
     
    george, Dec 15, 2005
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