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flash drives - directly plugged in = USB 2.0. With hub, they're USB 1.1

By HypnoToad ·
I am using a Gateway MX8739 laptop, whose USB ports are v2.0. When plugging in USB flash drives into it, they are registered as v2.0.

But when plugging in an expansion hub, the same drives are registered as v1.1

Why would that be?


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Just a Thought...

by VAR1016 In reply to flash drives - directly p ...

Is the hub specified as USB 2?


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Yes. USB 2.0 - the logo was also plastered all over the package.

by HypnoToad In reply to Just a Thought...
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And is that how it appears when connected?

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Yes. USB 2.0 - the logo ...
Is it a powered hub?
If not, that could hold your answer.
Have you tried connecting with a different cable? different port?

This thread may lead you in the right direction. Read the reply from VanguardLH:

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That would make sense if...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to flash drives - directly p ...

like VAR1016 suggested...
... it is a 1.1 hub.
what make and model is the hub?
How old is it?

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Belkin F5U706 hub-to-go, 2 weeks old

by HypnoToad In reply to That would make sense if. ...

on my desktop, thumb drives are seen as USB 2

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Get a new cable for it

by w2ktechman In reply to Belkin F5U706 hub-to-go, ...

either that or the device is defective.

If it does not hit a certain transfer speed, it drops the speed to a 1.1 connection.

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