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#1 Rawks


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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:29 AM

Whenever i plug in my iPod, turn on my printer or try to use my external hard drives I get the message "this device can preform faster if connected to a high speed usb 2.0 hub"

"There are no HI-SPEED USB host controllers installed on this computer"

"You must add a hi-speed usb controllerto this computer to obtain maximum performance"

Ok how do I go about this? The external hardrives operate at a very slow speed.

Thanks for any help you can give me. :thumbsup:

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#2 Nikas


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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:50 AM

Right click on My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager.

Scroll down until you locate the Universal Serial Bus controllers and expand the list of controllers.

Look out for the word "Enhanced".

If you do not have the word "Enhanced", that means your computer does not support USB 2.0. Therefore, the speed of transferring the data from external harddrive will be slower.

USB 1.1 has transfer speed of 12Mbps while USB 2.0 has transfer speed of 480Mbps. You can see the difference between the two version of USB.

Hope it does clarify your doubt.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:25 PM

To get USB 2.0 speeds on your system (if you don't have a USB 2.0 controller) you'd have to install a USB 2.0 add-on card to your system. They're about $10 or $20 (US) online.
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