1. jilter macrumors newbie

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    Oct 20, 2003
    #1
    Hi. About to purchase an iMac with only USB 1. Is this a mistake?
    Will I be sorry real soon for not having the higher standard?
    Am I correct that in a 17" Imac (1 gHz) there is NO way to upgrade with cards to get USB 2 or even the higher standard
    of Firewire into the machine?
    Thanks!
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    Texas
    #2
    Yes, there is no way to upgrade the machine via cards. I personally do not have any USB 2.0 devices, but were I going to buy a new computer right now, I would ensure that it had all the latest technology on it so that it would be the most useful for the longest period of time. However, money is always an object, and that is not a bad computer.
     
  3. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

    1macker1

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    #3
    Re: Usb 2

    I wouldnt worry about USB 2. Most if not all of the things that support USB 2 is backwards compatible with USB 1. So you'll be safe.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    #4
    the iMac you're talking about does indeed have Firewire built in. It's comparable in speed and a lot more readily available, as it's been out for a couple of years. Personally, I wouldn't blink at not having USB2, there is simply no point to that technology even existing with FW and FW800 on the market...

    so IMHO, go for it.

    pnw
     

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