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Toshiba SatPro 6100- where's my hi-speed USB?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Benny, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Benny

    Benny Guest

    I have a Toshiba 6100, around 3 years old. It has 2 USB ports. Recently, I
    started using a USB 2.0 flash drive, and whenever I plug it in, I get a
    message saying I have plugged a hi-speed device into a non-hi speed USB
    hub. I have found out how to switch off this warning, and I assume that it
    just means stuff takes longer to transfer to and from the flash drive than
    it would do if I had a hi-speed USB.
    Can some kind person please explain:
    1. Does this mean my 6100 never had a hi-speed USB hub?
    2. Is transfer speed the only issue I should worry about? I use one USB
    port for an external mouse, and the other to transfer files to and from the
    flash drive.
    3. What would be the value of adding hi-speed USB - and do I assume this
    means I would need to get some kind of new hardware/card from Toshiba?
    Benny, Mar 27, 2005
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  2. Benny

    sded Guest

    1. The 6100 never had high speed USB ports
    2. Transfer speed will be the problem--USB 2 is capable of 480mbps vs 12 mbps
    3. Easiest way is to get a PC Card USB 2 adapter off of eBay. I use a Belkin
    with no problems.
    sded, Mar 27, 2005
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  3. If you don't have USB 2 ports (and I don't think that you do), the only
    way to add them is via a USB 2.0 PC Card, for probably about $20 to $40.
    The only issue is transfer speed, but it's a big issue, USB 2 is FORTY
    TIMES faster than USB 1.
    Barry Watzman, Mar 27, 2005
  4. Benny

    Benny Guest

    To Barry and sded- thank you for the info- got a USB 2.0 PCMCIA CardBus at
    the local computer shop, and the data transfer really rips!
    Benny, Mar 28, 2005
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