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Old 04-28-2009, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i have a simpletech external hard drive and i have a High speed usb 2.0 cable (standard to mini) and i have a power supply for the drive so i should be good to go for a high speed connection external hard drive so i can boot off of it right? well i guess not cuz when i hook it up it still tells me that this device can perform faster. so i went into my device manager and seen if i had usb 2.0 ports and i have two its says which are (Intel(R) (ICH8 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836) and the (283A) is this not a high speed usb 2.0 port? or is their something else i need? anybody got an idea as to what is wrong?

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Old 04-29-2009, 12:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i think this is generally down to a bad cable or not enough power to the drive. try getting a "Y" cable, it's a cable that has two usb connectors on it, the second one is for extra power.

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Is there a high speed 2.0 y cable?
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