Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:09 PM
I have a Dell Dimension 8200 (Jan '02) Pentium 4, 1.8 GHz, 512MB PC800 RDRAM, 80 GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive, Windows XP Home Ed.
(Service Pack 3 was never installed. Less than half of the capacity is used. It works some of the time and I have decided to
upgrade to an iMac. I hoped to transfer the files to an external drive and purchased a Seagate 500 GB FreeAgent GoFlex also hoping to use it as a backup on the iMac. (It claims to be able to "Share movies, photos and music between both PC and Mac Computers without reformatting."}
I noted that the Seagate drive has USB 2.0 connections and my PC has USB 1.1. My question is: Is this a problem or can I expect to be able to transfer my files to the Seagate drive? If yes, are there any cautions of which I need to be aware?