[access-uk] Re: USB connectivity

Thanks George and Barry - this gives me something to look at with him at the weekend--if we still draw a blank, I'll be back.


Regards -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:47 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB connectivity


Hi Andy,

Best way is to find out the make and model of the drive, and we'll
look up the technical specs for it.

Take a look at FAQ 8 at http://www.everythingusb.com/usb2/faq.htm
which explains that, "You may have heard that USB 2.0 is
"backward-compatible" with USB 1.0/1.1 (Full-Speed USB). While that's
true, USB 1.1 is also forward-compatible with USB 2.0."

I suspect that he may perhaps need to go into Control Panel,
Administration, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, and
partition and format the drive.

The other thing to check is the XP Service release installed.  Right
click on My Computer and select Properties.  It should tell you in
that dialog. He should ideally be on at least XP SP3 which should
provide more up to date USB drivers.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 26 July 2010 23:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB connectivity

Hi George - have to say, this is what I thought to be the case. I'm
trying to help a friend, who is running an oldish XP machine, probably
with 1.1 USB ports, but not sure yet, cos don't know where to look in
control panel for confirmation? He's bought an external HD, plugged it
in, but it won't play.
Firstly he got an error warning saying that the software was untested
and to continue with the installation might cause damage; assuming
this was the usual Microsoft scare mongering, he continued anyway, but
apparently, the drive isn't showing up in My Computer.

Any observations?

Thanks -

Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 11:39 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB connectivity


I hate to disagree, Chris, but you can usually connect USB 2 devices
to a type 1 port, but will only get USB 1 speed.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of chris hallsworth
Sent: 26 July 2010 23:04
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB connectivity

No. However a USB 1.1 device will work on a USB 2.0 port. They are
backwards compatible. But not the other way round.


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On 26/07/2010 22:58, ANDY COLLINS wrote:
Hi all -

Will a high-speed 2.1 USB external hard drive run on an XP computer
whose ports are the old 1.1 speed? -

Andy
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