PB Titanium? What kind of usb port do i have?

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  1. dg45 macrumors regular

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    PB Titanium? What kind of usb port do i have?

    is it the old usb port or new?
    also what number?

    iam asking because i hook up a ipod and it said something about the usb port.
     
  2. szark macrumors 68030

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    You have USB 1.1 ports. USB 2.0 ports weren't added until the Aluminum models were released.
     
  3. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    dam it 1.1

    thanks for the reply.

    so if i buy something that runs on 2.0, it wont work?

    for example a web cam?
    do i need to buy that says 1.1sub?
     
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    You have a USB 1 port, which means that it the maximum data transfer over this port is 1.5 MByte/s (12 Mbit/s). So depending on your iPod, it may no be suitable to use it via USB 1, as most iPods need/want USB 2. If the iPod is of an older generation (before 2006) you might use the FW400 port.



    EDIT:

    USB 2 devices can also be used with USB 1.1, but when the device needs USB 2's data transfer capability, you're lost with USB 1.
     
  5. dannomac macrumors member

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    A webcam should be fine, but an external hard disk should be firewire instead.
     
  6. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks to all.
    now i get it.

    is there a adapter usb 2.0 that i can buy that connects to the 1.0. to make it a 2.0?
     
  7. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
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  9. dbwie macrumors 6502

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    You can get a PCMCIA card with USB 2.0 ports.
     
  10. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Thats the link I posted ;)
     
  11. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    will a 2.0 usb flash drive work?
    using the 1.0 slot
     
  13. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    yes but at the slower speed
     
  14. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I have one of these, hasn't seen use in years. I'd offer to give it away, but it seems that's against MR rules.
     
  15. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't seem to be. If you were selling it or the OP asked to buy it, yes that would be against the rules. Offering him a free part doesn't seem unruly. See below. (Mods, feel free to correct me if I've misinterpreted)
     
  16. szark macrumors 68030

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    You could also send a PM, if you wanted to give it to the OP.
     
  17. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats cool/nice of you.
    how would we do the deal?
    thanks
    let me know
     
  18. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    whats a PM?
     
  19. szark macrumors 68030

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    Private Message. Available by clicking on the "User CP" link under the forum logo above, or by clicking on a user's name next to one of their posts. It enables you to send messages directly to another user without posting on the forums.
     

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