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USB vs USB 2.0

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Hill1, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Hill1

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    Looking at various digital cameras, I am confused by the USB.
    Some models list only USB, and others USB 2.0
    My PC has USB 2.0, so if I get a phone which just says USB will it still work.( I am assuming USB refers to USB 1.0)
    Thanks
     
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    It will still work fine but you just wont get the speed advantage that you'd get from a USB 2 device.
    In simple terms USB2 is backwards compatible.

    Matt.
     
  4. Hill1

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    USB 2 is about 480MBS whilst USB 1 is 2MBS. It will work at the slowest speed if you mix the two - but it will work.
     
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    Woah! Its not that fast.

    USB Version 1.1 supports two speeds, 1.5 and 12 Mb/s. USB 2.0 supports 1.5, 12 (ie backward compatible with v1.1) and 480 Mb/s.

    MBS = M Bytes per second
    Mbs = M bits per second

    1 byte = 8 bits
     
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    Thanks Ian, that's what you get for relying on memory when you get to my age. Oh and muddling B and b
     

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