new usb hdd problem?
A friend, using up-to-date XP on a 2-3 year old PC, bought a new 120GB Toshiba USB HDD, it is very small and seems to be a laptop HDD in a caddy.
It works when directly plugged into the rear USB port, but fails when thru his USB 2.0 (4 port) hub (which is thru same rear USB port), any ideas?
As I understand it, USB 2.0 items should all be backwards compatible and function if the PC has USB 1.0/1.1, is that so?
Where can I tell in/on PC whether it has USB 1.0 or 2.0?
Might he need a powered USB 2.0 hub or similar option?
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