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Old 05-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #11
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Slow relative to what a USB2 device would deliver on a USB2 port.

But relative to what a USB 1.1 device would deliver on a USB 1.1 port?

Considering what KT's trying to do here, the speed of a USB2 device on a USB2 port isn't relevant, I'd think. She has USB 1.1 ports. The question is whether she needs to buy a USB 1.1 drive to use with them or not. And the answer, I think we agree, is "not". <g>

   
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:46 AM   #12
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You can, but it will be VERY, VERY sloooow. USB2 is theoretically about 40 times faster than USB1.1.
That’s okay. I just want to download old fonts and files so I can wipe out old drives on old computers. If I could hook up a USB drive (even a thumb drive) via the USB 1 port, then it should work fine.

   
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Have to check that out. Certainly would be more comfortable than the kludges I tried before, using an old computer.

   
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Now there's a good question ... how big is the drive in the PC? If it's that old, a USB thumb drive might hold everything ON it. With room left over for some movies. <g>

   
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #15
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Now there's a good question ... how big is the drive in the PC? If it's that old, a USB thumb drive might hold everything ON it. With room left over for some movies. <g>
I suspect so. The computer is at least 10 years old — I bet the drive is tiny in today’s terms.

Haven’t looked in a while (there is not monitor; sigh).

   
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That’s okay. I just want to download old fonts and files so I can wipe out old drives on old computers. If I could hook up a USB drive (even a thumb drive) via the USB 1 port, then it should work fine.
Yeah, no problem if that's what you want to do. For full-system backups, no, but moving files from one drive to the external doesn't need a lot of speed. Just go off and eat lunch.<g>
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Just go off and eat lunch.<g>
Yeah, a few times.

This sort of housework (like the real kind) is so tedious! <g>

   
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