Problem config. the question: Notebook has USB1; what external device do I buy to convert to USB2?

Posted on 2007-11-29
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If I knew how to ask this question specifically, I'd go to Newegg.com & buy the device.
I have an older Compaq Notebook Presario 900, which runs USB1. I want to backup the HD with Acronis to an external HD. It takes an hour for a full, new image.
So what do I buy to use faster USB2 to do this task?
A memory stick is still the same issue: USB1 slowwwww

Sure, with the costs of a new, refrub. laptop (mine is a notebook made of lead), I'd have no issue,
but I only use my notebook a few times a year. I wish I could travel more, but.....
Question by:jamesg1940

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mmcodefive earned 500 total points
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There is no "converter" to go from usb 1.1 to usb 2.0. Probably your only bet is getting a USB 2.0 for Cardbus.


How fast usb 2.0 will go with an older laptop like that; I couldnt tell you. It will be faster then using usb 1.1 which limits at 1.5 Megs a second transfer.

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Thanks for the tip; I continue to learn more about spending as little $, but then I find I spend too much on my primary PC. Anyway, I knew there was a simple but techno complex device for my solution. I just bought a #13.00 device new delivered from Ebay. My Experts subscription is a plus "insurance policy". Best to you, Jim

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