External floppy

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cat826237, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

    I am going to buy an external floppy that connects via USB. I have a new computer that doesn't have a floppy drive. If the floppy drive only mentions the 1.1 USB, will it work on my computer, which has the 2.0 USB?
  2. Moonwraith

    Moonwraith Moderator Folding Team

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but it should. 2.0 has compatability for both 1.1 and 2.0 but 2.0 doesn't work with the 1.1

    Taken from http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000601.htm

    Does USB 1.x devices work on USB 2.0?

    Answer: Yes, the majority of USB 1.0 or 1.1 devices and hubs are compatible with USB 2.0. However, a USB 1.0 or 1.1 devices are not going to have all of the capabilities and features found USB 2.0. If you are having trouble getting a USB 1.x device working with USB 2.0 it is likely an issue with USB and not a compatibility issue.

    In addition a USB 2.0 device will work on a USB 1.1 or 1.0 port unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer of the USB device. It is important to realize that some USB devices not not operate as well in USB 1.x because of the 12Mbps bandwidth.

    [/edit] Correct meself, it's easier :p
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  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Also, make sure that your BIOS can boot from USB.