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    USB1.1 connection for USB2.0 external HDD

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    by ghost7 ·

    I bought a Samsung 2.5″ 80GB USB2.0/1.1 HDD with a general casing. When I connect it to my home PC (Pentium IV 1.7GHz 1GB RAM with USB2 Enhanced Host Controller), I got a USB1.1 connection. The same connection to my notebook (Dell Latitude D800) enables me a USB2.0 connection. I borrowed a few friends’ external HDDs’ with similar connectivity but manage a USB2.0 connection on both my home PC and notebook. I cannot understand why or is there something I have missed out, hence can anyone help?

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    • #2617453

      Clarifications

      by ghost7 ·

      In reply to USB1.1 connection for USB2.0 external HDD

      Clarifications

    • #2816627

      check usb cable

      by h_k_n ·

      In reply to USB1.1 connection for USB2.0 external HDD

      I had a similar experience earlier. I could only get a USB1.1 connection between my PC and usb HDD. The reason appeared to to be the longer usb-cable which I used instead of the original short (which came with the HDD). So, with the original cable I got USB2.0 without any trouble.

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      USB problems

      by jfuller05 ·

      In reply to USB1.1 connection for USB2.0 external HDD

      It could be the length of the cable, but I have to ask this question.
      When you plug in the usb hdd does your computer have a little balloon pop up in the lower right hand corner saying this device could perform faster on a different port? Maybe your computer doesn’t support usb 2.0? If it does, then I would agree with the other person and say it’s probably the cable length.

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