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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Andy208286, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. Andy208286

    Andy208286 Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2005
    I just purchased an external hard drive, mainly for transferring file from work to home. The problem is that it take forever to transfer using USB 1. I have no idea how to upgrade, or if I am already equipped, just not set properly. I have the everest program, but I don't know what information is appropriate to include. If firewire is easier/more effective, that would be okay too. Thanks.
  2. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    If it's a desktop PC, then you can buy a card to upgrade to usb 2.0.. firewire is normally faster, but not as portable as a USB device since not all PC's have a firewire port, and USB 2.0 devices are backwards compatable with USB 1.1.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    For a laptop, there are cardbus USB 2.0 cards available too.
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