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is it possible?

By Mhofu ·
Hey guys,

Is it possible to load a hi-speed USB driver on a gateway laptop? It is a SOLO 5350 with XP. I want to attach a DVD burner, but the speeds on the USB are not compatible with each other. The device requires a hi-speed USB connection. The USB drivers on the Laptop are also standard does that mean I can get them on the system discs that came with the Laptop?

Help guys

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to is it possible?

If the NB has USB ! ports you can use a USB 2 PCMCIA card to get USB 2 Ports on the NB. You can not update the drivers from USB 1 to USB 2 as these are hardware not software related things.

From past experience though I've yet to find a USB 2 device that will not work on a USB 1 port and although a bit slower in the case of a DVD Burner just make sure that you have enabled the Buffer under-run protection and the software will take care of the rest of the procedure.

You shouldn't have any real problems using a USB 2 device on USB 1 ports unless there is some special program involved that requires the higher speed data transfer port and then you use a USB 2 PCMCIA card in the NB.

Lets know if you need any more info.


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by wlbowers In reply to is it possible?

If the laptop doesn't have the high speed hardware it won't do you any good.

You can add a pcmcia to usb 2.0 card and use the dvd external.


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