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USB 2.0 and Firewire combo card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LONGHAIR, Dec 7, 2003.

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  1. LONGHAIR

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    Do any of you have any experience/opinion about these? I have been searching and reading reviews about them. I have come across several bad opinions/comments, but they seem to be configuration issues on the part of the user. I have not had my box open in a while...........no hardware problems. I have USB1.1 now, but I'm looking to upgrade to make the best use of a "thumb-drive" type device. I really don't have an immediate need for Firewire, but I figured it would be helpful some time, so why not?
    Or would I be better to add just the USB2.0 now and do the Firewire later if needed. I have the PCI space to do that. I'm somewhat concerned about IRQ issues either way.

    Also, should I remove the 1.1 card and "replace" it?
    I'm trying to avoid problems.........It seems much easier that way
     
  2. moebius

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    usb 2.2 is the fastest, followed by 2.0 and then firewire. usb is next. firewire is mostly used by external harddrives, and these are expensive. most newer models support usb 2.2/2.0 though

    and almost all new thumb drives are usb2.2 compliant. i say get the usb 2.0 card.
     
  3. moebius

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    oh, and keep the 1.1 card. it wont cause any problems, u might buy new hardware later on, and need it.
     
  4. moebius

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    one note: usb2 compatible, supported or compliant devices will work on usb 1.1

    usb2 enabled devices dont support 1.1
     
  5. Servant of Eru

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    Mobius I'm using a USB 1.1 Gamepad on a USB 2.0 port right now. :rolleyes: I think you need to research a little more before you give advice. ;)
     
  6. Servant of Eru

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    Oh, Longhair, sorry about the thread hijacking, one thing to note, if you're using any OS other then XP, it doesn't support USB 2.0. I learned that the hard way after buying a system that had ME with a USB 2.0 card in it. The only reason I can figure they put it in was cause the company ripped me off in general, and it was one more way for them to. Someone might have written a driver for it by now, but back then there wasn't. Just thought you'd like to know that. :)
     
  7. DaveBurnett

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    Oh, Longhair, sorry about the thread hijacking, one thing to note, if you're using any OS other then XP, it doesn't support USB 2.0. I learned that the hard way after buying a system that had ME with a USB 2.0 card in it. The only reason I can figure they put it in was cause the company ripped me off in general, and it was one more way for them to. Someone might have written a driver for it by now, but back then there wasn't. Just thought you'd like to know that.

    I quote an earlier post, Do your research before giving advice.

    Native USB 2.0 support is in all Windows versions since ME.

    The only reason I can think of for buying Firewire at the moment is if you have devices that need it. There is a new version of Firewire coming out.
     
  8. moebius

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    1.1 devices work on 2.2 ports. not vice versa
     
  9. moebius

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    my dad paid extra to get a firewire port on his laptop. he has never used it ... :S
     
  10. Servant of Eru

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    Actually they will work on 1.1 ports, they just won't have the accelerated capabilities that they do on a 2.0 port. I've used a USB 2.0 Thumbdrive on a USB 1.1 port before. ;) Oh, and Dave, I don't know, I only know what the tech support people for my computer told me. I guess they were wrong. ;)
     
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