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Old 12-01-2006, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, everybody!

is there any difference between usb 1.1 and 2.0 cable?
can I use 1.1 cable for 2.0 devices?

Thanks for helping.
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yes you can, there is no difference in the cable. the difference between USB 1.1 and 2.0 is in the controller (in your computer) and the device you use, not in the cable.
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Thank you, nitestick.
But why there are USB 2.0 cable on the market?
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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USB 2.0 cable allows for a faster transfer rate than USB 1.1. USB 2.0 Cable works with both 1.1 and 2.0 slots but it works at its highest throughput in 2.0 slots. I am not sure on the speeds but I know 2.0 is a lot faster than 1.0.

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According to the "High-Speed Performance Data" found at http://www.usb.org/channel/USB-PerformData-04.pdf ,"Any certified USB cable will support Hi-Speed USB, as long as both computer and peripheral are Hi-Speed USB compliant.
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well accoring to google usb 1.1 supports 12mb/sec but 2.0 is 480mb/sec which seems a little high as fire wire is suppose to be 600 theres my two cents

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I don't think the cable matters myself. I've used both on USB 2.0 without any noticeable difference.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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firewire is 400 mb/sec ,, usb2.0 has a maximum of 480 but this is rarely achieved
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