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USB 1.0 and 2.0

By Friscojw ·
I've got a Dell XPS T500 desktop with a USB 1/0 port. Now I am looking at purchasing a new scanner that has a USB 2.9 port. IS it complient? What do I need to do?

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by Steven Lynas In reply to USB 1.0 and 2.0

A USB v1.1 or 1.0 port is not compatible with a USB 2.0 device. You will have to purchase an add on card that is USB 2.0 compliant. This will happily run your new scanner and give you an extra 2 ports on your machine, that are backwards compatible, ie, you can use USB 1.0 and 1.1 devices on it.

Happy scanning.

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by TheChas In reply to USB 1.0 and 2.0

Took a bit to find the information.

According to USB.ORG, USB 2.0 devices are supposed to be backwards compatible with USB 1

http://www.usb.org/developers/usb20/backgrounder/

I suggest that you verify with the scanner manufacture as to whether or not it will work on a USB 1 port.

Keep in mind, that when connected to a USB 1 port, any USB 2 device will operate at a much slower speed.

If you plan to scan a number of high resolution images, it would be well worth the $15 to $20 US for a USB 2.0 card.

Chas

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