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Slow USB Port

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by kory1, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. kory1

    kory1 Member

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    I have a laptop with an external dvd recorder. this is a newer laptop but my usb ports are definitely older. is there anything that i can do to get faster usb ports in my laptop and about how much would it cost to upgrade it?
     
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    Do you mean you have only USB 1 ports? If so, if you have a PCMCIA slot, you can plug in a USB 2 PCMCIA card. I have one I use with an older Toshiba laptop and it works great with an external burner and hard drive. Cost about $20 IIRC.
     
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    Or as rroettger suggested a firewire PCMCIA card.
     
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    between the firewire and the usb pcmcia card which do most people prefer?
     
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    The link I gave is for a USB 2.0 and IEEE1394 PCI slot card. I have one and works fine.

    I used it with a data link to hook my old piece of junk laptop to my PC, so I could use my nic card for the internet. Much faster updates than a modem.
     
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    I would go with what rroettger recommended. It would give you maximum flexibility. Is your external enclosure a USB1 or USB2? An older USB 1 hooked up to a USB 2 port will still be at USB 1 speeds.
     

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