Usb 2.0


Distinguished Member
Just got a new HP netbook for the step-daughter - one of these:

HP Mini 210-3025sa Netbook - Grey at cheap prices | PC World

Attached a WD 2.0tb HDD and the machine told me it'd work faster if I attached it to a USB 2.0 port. Surely all USB ports on new machines have been 2.0 for years, haven't they?

Am I missing something? Do I have to set something up to force USB 2.00?


Steve W


Well-known Member
I get that message from time to time and have done on various computers. The HDD usually runs at USB2 speed regardless of the message and if it doesn't i just unplug it and put it back in. If it was running at USB1 speed you would know about it because it would be very slow transfering data. I don't know what causes it though

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