Will a PCI 2.0 USB Card Provide Increased Speed for a PC with USB 1.1 Port?
Posted on 2008-10-28
I have an older pc which has 2 onboard 1.1 USB ports. Since all of my external USB devices are modern using the 2.0 standard, naturally, the pc makes these devices perform under their potential. In other words, the devices run at the pc's USB 1.1 speed instead of the USB 2.0 speed. With this point in mind, can I simply purchase a PCI USB 2.0 card and get 2.0 standard speeds? Or, will the pc still default to 1.1 speed even with the PCI USB 2.0 card? I have 5 free PCI slots, so, installing such a card will not be a problem if it will solve my USB speed concern.
Any shared thoughts to this question will be appreciated.