Port Confusion

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacMaelstrom, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. MacMaelstrom macrumors member

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    Okay, I know the G4 Tower doesn't have FW 800, I'm getting a PCI card for that. But what about USB 2.0? It doesn't specify. It just says, Four USB Ports, (2 on computer and 2 on keyboard) I need to know if I'm going to have to get a USB 2.0 card as well.
     
  2. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

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    On the newer G4 towers (with FW800) it apparently had a USB 2.0 chipset but would only run at 1.1 speeds. The older towers (FW400 only) had a 1.1 chipset.
     
  3. MacMaelstrom thread starter macrumors member

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    Something I'm not getting here?? On apple's spec sheet it states FireWire 400
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    There was a G4 Tower that had FW800 Ports. It came out at the end of January and was discontinued the day the G5's were announced.
     
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