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Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

On the package containing a memory stick I have, the system requirements say USB 2.0. Does anyone know if in fact it would run on a USB 1.1 port, at any speed? If so, at what speed? What was added to USB specs in going from 1.1 to 2.0 that the memory stick needs?

RE: Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

My usb2 stick did, no problem. Should be backwards compatible.

RE: Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

Yes, your OS should simply complain that your device will work faster on a USB 2 port.


RE: Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

Did it? USB 1. did not recognize either the speed or packet size indicators. It would be up to your device to have the capacity to run at the reduced speed, which I believe USB specifications indicate 'make best attempt'.

RE: Will memory stick work on USB 1.1

Based on the responses, rather than returning it to the store I opened the package, plugged it into a laptop with two USB  1.1 ports and running WinME (ugh - their worst version of Windows). A popup window appeared right away, recognizing the device and saying it would load the driver. Following that it ran as E: just fine. It performed reasonably well, considering it could go at only "Full Speed" rather than the "Hi Speed" of 2.0. Issue resolved. Thank you for your reponses.

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