Solved Need win98se drivers for a 4-port USB 2.0 Cardbus

February 27, 2014 at 07:36:16
Specs: Windows 98SE
I have 4 USB 2.0 flash drives for which I can use SpeedOut (freeware) to measure reading and writing speed when plugged into an Owl USB 2.0 hub on a Vista laptop. I plugged the Owl hub into a USB 1.1 port on the back of a Win98SE laptop which recognized the hub but not the flash drives connected to it. So I bought a 4-port USB 2.0 Cardbus, the "Cardbus", and plugged it into a PCMCIA type II slot on the side of the laptop. Win98SE made a request for drivers for the "NEC uPD720101 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller" which it had found. As the Cardbus did not come with drivers, I let Windows select drivers. Each time I boot up the same message requesting drivers for the NEC uPD72010 appears which I can skip by "cancelling". I then plugged in the 4 flash drives into the Cardbus and was able to look at the contents of each but don't know if Win98SE installed USB 2.0 drivers for the Cardbus. Probably it installed USB 1.1.
SpeedOut is not backward compatible with Win98SE. Do you know of another program which can measure the reading and writing speeds of USB 2.0 flash drives plugged into the PCMCIA Cardbus on the laptop? Using SpeedOut, the reading speed for the 4 flash drives on Vista average 17 MB/s and the writing speed 7.2 MB/s for 16GB flash drives and 3.6 for 8GB and 64GB flash drives. If I could measure the read/write speed on Win98SE I could find out whether the drivers are USB 1.1 or 2.0. NEC has three different drivers on their website:
U2V2_064 (which I think is for XP) , U2v2_062.exe (which may be for 98) and U2v2_08.exe.
I hesitate installing any of these without knowing the manufacturer of the Cardbus which Win98SE has identified as the "NEC uPD720101 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller".

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February 28, 2014 at 03:21:19
Windows 98SE supports USB 2.0 but only if you install drivers from the device manufacturer.

"I hesitate installing any of these without knowing the manufacturer of the Cardbus which Win98SE has identified as the "NEC uPD720101 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller""

Surely you know the manufacturer don't you? You bought it. Windows has detected the manufacturer as NEC, it's very rarely wrong.

Try all three drivers to see which one works on your Windows 98SE.
You can always uninstall those which are wrong.

You could make life a lot easier for yourself if you got a newer version of Windows instead of using an obsolete version.

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February 28, 2014 at 04:44:08
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You may be able to find something here - USBman Win98se usb guide - http://www.usbman.com/win98seusbgui...

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