USB Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TomGlynn, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. TomGlynn macrumors newbie

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    Hi, would I be able to use a printer with a USB 1 port with my macbook with a USB 2 port? I'm fairly sure you can, but any confirmation would be fantastic, thanks!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, they are fully compatible. However, the transfer speed will be throttled back. This is not usually noticeable with printers though.
     
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  5. MacBass macrumors 6502

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    USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1 and 1.0 devices, and OSX should be able to recognize the printer within Printer Setup.
     

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