Transfer Speed / USB1 and 2

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Bobby, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Bobby

    Bobby Guest


    I need to get a new external drive and am thinking of getting one of those
    external disc caddies and putting my own disc in (probably 120gig). I think
    this is a cheaper option than buying a pre-made external drive. This disc
    will be used on different comps, some have usb1 and others usb 2. If the
    disc I get is usb2 and I plug it into a usb1 port, will the data speed be
    less than the usb1 transfer rate, or the same? The reason I ask is that I
    borowed a usb2 external disc from a friend and plugged it into usb1. It
    seemed to go real slow, maybe slower than if I had a usb1 disc plugged into
    a usb1 port. Would I be right in thinking this or is it my imagination?

    Bobby, Jul 24, 2003
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