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Update to usb 2 ports

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by knj, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. knj

    knj Thread Starter

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    I have 6 USB ports on my PC running Windows 7, 4 at the rear & 2 at the front. To speed up data transfer is it possible to update the 2 front (or all) to USB 2? If possible any idea of cost?
    Thanks

    Ken
     
  2. PedroHin

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    What is the manufacturer / model of your PC?

    If you have a free PCI slot (most PCs do) you can purchase a USB2 expansion card.

    There is a de-facto standard 9-pin USB header that is used on most 'clone' PCs motherboard. If your case has this jumper going to the front panel, then just make sure the card you purchase has the same connection on the card

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    Thanks for that. My PC was built by local shop. I will get an engineer to look at it now I know it's possible.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    USB 2.0 has been the standard for a very long time. If the computer is modern enough to run Windows 7, it has all USB 2.0 ports. If the case's ports only run at 1.1 speeds, you got burned by your "local shop" with an ancient case.
     
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