USB hub 1.1 or 2?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TyWahn, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    #1
    Are powered USB hubs 1.1 or 2?
    I have an older powered hub that is about 6 years old. I bought it before USB 2 came out and used it on my computer that had USB 1.1
    I now have a computer that supports USB 2, will this hub still work?
    I WOULD just plug it in and try it, but its packed away in boxes SOMEWHERE, but I don't want to go through the effort to dig it up if it isn't even going to work.
    Will it matter?

    Thanks
     
  2. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

    yetanotherdave

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    #2
    It'll work, but painfully slow. Get a new 2.0 hub. They're cheap now.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #3
    While the hub will still technically work, it will be painfully slow. Don't bother digging it out and just buy a new one.
     
  4. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    Thanks for your quick replies.
    That's what I figured.
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    #5
    Depends on what you want to use it for. Mouse, keyboard, etc., it will do just fine.

    Data transfer of any kind, get a 2.0 hub.
     

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