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Usb2 My computer has USB and some of my external devices want USB2. Do I have to get a new card for the computer of will a driver update do it?

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    This is a plug and play drive that requires USB2 to run properly, I have a USB and want to upgrade. I wanted to know if I only need a software update or does it require hardware also.



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USB 2.0 is hardware; you cannot update USB 1.1 to USB 2.0 with drivers.

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It depends on the type of USB controller your computer has installed, in some cases you may be able to obtain a driver from your manufacturer to enable USB2.0. It would be helpful if you could post your Operating System (WinXP etc..) and your PC make/model (or motherboard make/model if you self built). That way you can be given a definitive answer.

In the case that you can't upgrade the driver to support USB2.0 you would require an add-in card to enable this functionality


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You do not require another card..Most Usb devices like mp3 players, pendrives, thumb drives etc., will detect themselves and install automatically(plug and play devices)..However devices like printers, Scanners, Digital cams require drivers..If you want further help regarding any device, feel free to contact us..

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