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Laptop USB 1.1 can I adapt to USB 2.00?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by lcarter, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. lcarter

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    I have a 2/3 year old laptop which is working fine for me so don't really want to have to get a new one, but it only has a USB 1.1. I want to be able to plus in an external Pioneer A107 DVD Re-Writer, but will need to update the laptop to a USB 2.0. I am sure I have read somewhere that this is possible. Can anyone help - it would be appreciated.
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  2. StevieDvd

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    You can add a pcmcia card with usb 2.0 if you have a spare slot.
     
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    It is not possible to physically or software upgrade a USB 1.x port to USB2. The only way to do this is to add a USB2 card (PCI for desktops or PCMCIA for laptops). A full FAQ on the differing specifications is available at http://www.everythingusb.com/usb2/faq.htm
     
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    Thanks for your input - just been on everythingusb.com (what a great site) - looks like I will have to check regarding the PCMCIA Card.

    I knew there was a way but didn't know the correct way

    Thanks again
     

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