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09-04-2004, 08:48 PM
i'm considering taking out my floppy drive and putting it in the older computer in favour of a 3.5inch card reader. the question is, can my motherboard handle it, and how well will it perform? i'm considering getting the $39 DSE XH8165. it claims to have usb2.0 support, so does that mean it has a usb port, or connect by usb? i have a picture of my mobo- courtesy of fresh diagnose. http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/mobo.jpg

thanks :)

09-04-2004, 09:19 PM
The card reader needs a motherboard (or internal USB card?) to connect to.
They actually need two USB 2 connections, one for the reader slots and one to pass through to the front USB socket.

They need USB 2 to be able to give USB 2 performance. They do not create a USB 2 port, only utilise two of them. Probably would work but slower with USB 1.1 connection, but I cannot confirm that.

However, they work very well, I have one in my second 3.5" bay

You mobo info does not show if you have USB 2.

09-04-2004, 09:28 PM
here is fresh diagnose's info on mobo ports

09-04-2004, 10:46 PM

If the card reader works with USB1, it will be at USB1 speed.

That goes for the front port as well.