USB 1.0 and 2.0

Posted on 2004-11-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Is there any way I can make my USB 1.0 faster? I use it for my external CD burner and it is really slow.
Question by:Gir77
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    Accepted Solution

    Add a usb 2.0 card to your computer.

    And is your external cd burner a usb 1.1 or usb 2.0 device?

    If you have a usb 2.0 cd burner, it will be MUCH faster with a usb 2.0 card in there.

    There is NO way of speeding up usb 1.1 faster than its max speed unless you just add a pci usb 2.0 or a cardbux usb 2.0 card to your desktop or laptop respectively.

    If your burner is a usb 1.1 burner, it will NEVER get faster than usb 1.1 speeds.

    Expert Comment

    USB 1.1 has a much lower top speed than USB 2.0.  The only sure way of speeding up your connection is to disable or remove the USB 1.1 port(s) and install a USB 2.0 I/O card with the accompanying software.  That way you should see the immediate improvement without question.  A different driver or other modification cannot speed up a USB 1.1 connection.


    Expert Comment

    Also make sure you use a USB 2.0 cable to connect any I/O device to the port.


    Author Comment

    Since bobo_tech was the first one to respond, and I liked his answer, I gave the points to him.


    Author Comment

    P.S. I have a USB 2.0 Iomega 52x24x52

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