How do I check if my usb 2.0 device is at 2.0?

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  1. JohnTKline

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    I just installed a sandisk 6-1 media reader/writer that is usb 2.0. I have 4 usb 2.0 slots available and I think I downloaded the right 2.0 drivers from Asus. So is there a way to tell if it's not dropping back down to 1.1 usb?

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    John,

    The easiest way to determine this is to transfer a modestly large file to the media reader/writer. If it takes more than a few seconds, you may have a problem. If the transfer happens very quickly, it's working fine. The difference between 2.0 and 1.1 is very dramatic (about 40 times faster).
     
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    You didn't mention which version of Windows you are running. USB 2.0 is supported under WindowsXP with Service Pack 1.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;329632

    In WindowsXP, when you install a new USB 2.0 device, if it is not supported Windows will pop up a message that you have installed a USB 2.0 device but that it will only be running at 1.1.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes I have windows xp with service pack 1 installed. It recognized the sandisk fine, so I guess I'm good to go.

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    Hey John,

    Are you and Joe B. Hall neighbors? [​IMG]
     

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