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Old 12-11-2005, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at the Archos Gmini 402 pocket multimedia center (here). Under the interface portion in the tech facts, it says "USB 2.0 high-speed device, compatible USB 1.1, PC & Mac." However, farther down, it says it requires a USB 2.0 port.

• Minimum computer configuration:
PC with Windows® ME, or 2000, and USB 2.0 port. Macintosh® G3 with MAC OS v10.2.4 or higher, Macintosh® G3 and USB 2.0 port.


My computer only has USB 1.1 ports installed. Will I be able to transfer files between the computer and handheld, or will I need to upgrade to USB 2.0? How can I tell if my computer is able to be upgraded to USB 2.0?

Just on a side note, does anyone else have this music player? I would be interested in hearing how well it works. I have already searched at cnet.com and pcmag.com.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you would need to upgrade.

that device requires the higher speed that USB 2.0 can transfer with.

USB 1.1 transfers at 12 MB/s and USB 2.0 transfers at 480 MB/s.

you can buy a USB 2.0 PCI card, and they're pretty cheap!
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it would stil work with usb 1.1 just **** slow.. when i got my ipod i only had usb1.1 and it was a usb2.0 device and it ran extremely slow but it stil went properly
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personally, i wouldnt touch that mutimedia centre with usb 1.1 because it will be painfully slow...

think of usb 1.1 as dial-up speed
and usb 2.0 as broadband speed.
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USB 2.0 PCI card as cheap as $5.75 at NewEgg + $5.50 shipping.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Buy USB2.0 for your own sanity on my old system backups took 14 hours to get to my external harddrive.
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