will usb 2.0 external drive work with usb 1.0

May 4, 2011 at 15:55:39
Specs: Windows XP, P3/512
have older pc with usb 1.0
want to buy an external dvd drive with a usb 2.0 connection.
will i be able to use this with my pc?
are the connector plugs the same?

thanks.


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May 4, 2011 at 16:00:44
Yes it will work as the USB 2.0 should be backwards compatible, meaning that it will work on a USB 1.0 system but only at the speed of the USB 1.0 which might be rather slow, but it should definitely work and yes the plugs are the same.

Although, as you say the system is old, the speed of the USB might not be your problem. Will you have enough memory/hard drive to run the software (if there is any)?

Matt


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