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#1 seediss

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:09 AM

Hi. I just got a new camcorder and files can be transferred to a computer. It comes with a usb controller and when I tried to put it in, my computer wouldn't transfer because I don't have a hi speed usb controller. Does anyone have any tips? thanks.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 06:34 AM

You can get a USB2 PCI controller card which will give you several USB2 Ports (depending which one)

Like this one:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...263&CatId=0

or
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...1&CatId=392

or any of the USB2 cards here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....ard&Ntk=all

make sure your motherboard supports USB2

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 06:36 AM

USB comes in two flavors, 1.1 and 2.0. 2.0 is faster by a factor of something like 20. I think 2.0 is probably what is meant by 'high speed USB'.

To check if your computer has it, go to:

Start > right click on My Computer > Manage > Device Manager

In the payne on the right, click on the plus (+) sign next to Univeral Serial Bus controllers. In the items listed under Universal Serial Bus controllers look for the word Enhanced. If you see the word Enhanced anywhere then you in fact have 2.0 USB. If not, then you don't.

You don't mention if your computer is a desktop or a laptop. If it is a laptop there is probably nothing you can do about this. If it is a tower than you probably have the option of adding 2.0 USB ports, as long as you have a spare PCI slot on the motherboard. Open your computer, usually this means remove the right side cover, and look at the motherboard. At or near the bottom of the motherboard are where the PCI slots are. They are white. Are there any unused ones?

If so you can buy a USB expansion card and install it in this slot.

Another idea is to install Firewire ports instead. Often cameras use firewire ports, too.

I will add links to purchase either of these two items in just a minute.

EDIT: I see Enthusiast has beat me to the punch with the links!

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 25 July 2006 - 06:37 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:00 PM

I dont have enhanced. I'm deciding on getting this: Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter, Black\Clear, USB Type A Male to DB9 pin RS-232 Male.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:04 PM

How do i know if my motherboard supports USB2?

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:06 PM

If you are talking about this, which plugs into a USB port, it will not work:
USB High Speed Serial Adapter
http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/USA19HS/

It plugs into a USB port on YOUR computer - a USB1 port.
It does not make it a USB2 port and there is no way to turn a USB1 port into a USB2 port.

You need a pci card that has USB2 outputs.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:48 PM

The factor is 40. Whoosh!

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:16 AM

ok thanks.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:23 AM

Could you make a recommendation on which USB2 to purchase? Theres too many to decide on. Thanks

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:30 AM

If so you can buy a USB expansion card and install it in this slot.


I did this to my AMD Athlon (Asus MB) 1.7 gig, 768 megs or ram and it says "standard enhanced". Is this USB 2.0?

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:43 AM

walmart has them around 28 dollars i put one in my girfriends daughter's computer and have not had any trouble out of it i had to put it in for an ipod shuffle because the ones that came stock on her comp were 1.1 or anyother store that has computer parts i find outthat is quicker to go to walmart or target,computers plus, bestbuy,office depot or staples

Edited by bandaid1968, 27 July 2006 - 12:45 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:03 AM

I found one for $20 bandaid.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:24 AM

Could you make a recommendation on which USB2 to purchase? Theres too many to decide on. Thanks

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:40 AM

Any of the ones in my previous post or you can go to any store like Circuitcity, Compusa, OfficeDepot, Staples, Officemax or Bestbuy and just ask for a pci -usb2 extention card.

They are relatively cheap.
You can even get some that have Firewire and media readers (like camera memory sticks) included.

For Hawkeye

I did this to my AMD Athlon (Asus MB) 1.7 gig, 768 megs or ram and it says "standard enhanced". Is this USB 2.0?

Yes - the word "Enhanced" is the key. Enhanced means USB2.

Edited by Enthusiast, 27 July 2006 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:40 AM

The factor is 40.

How right you are!

USB 2.0 has a raw data rate at 480Mbps, and it is rated 40 times faster than its predecessor interface, USB 1.1, which tops at 12Mbps. Originally, USB 2.0 was intended to go only as fast as 240Mbps, but in October 1999, USB 2.0 Promoter Group pumped up the speed to 480Mbps.

http://www.everythingusb.com/usb2/faq.htm
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