USB 1.0 to connect to a USB 2.0 external hard drive

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I have an old laptop with a 1.0 USB but it has all my pictures on them. I would like to move them to an external hard drive, but I can't find one that is compatible. How can I download all of my files to a hard drive? Is it practical to do it over a wireless network?
ASKED: March 31, 2009  11:33 PM
UPDATED: April 1, 2009  1:40 PM

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Have you tried connecting a USB 2 drive to the old laptop? You should find that most, if not all, USB 2 storage devices are also USB 1 compatible. I frequently come across this situation and do one of two things … connect a USB 2 drive to the USB 1 port and start copying, … or … if there is a lot of data transfer required, I remove the HDD from the old computer in question and put it into a USB 2 external enclosure or a USB-to-IDE/SATA adapter to permit a faster transfer on another host system. The second method is often preferred as the old system with a USB 1 port is also likely to be slow so connecting everything to a new ‘fast’ system gets the job done quicker.

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