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supertrouper
09-03-2006, 12:03 AM
Is there a maximum size drive that can be used in a USB external enclosure? I believe the interface is USB 1.0, not the later 2.0 version.

All comments welcome!

SurferJoe46
09-03-2006, 03:42 AM
I just added a USB 2.0 to an older puter that had a 200gig backup HDD thru the old USB1.0, and it was working as it was, only very slowly.

After adding the USB2.0, it now zips along faster, but it was working before, so I can assume it will work for you too.

Tony.br
09-03-2006, 05:46 AM
I have an enclosure and they state 300 gb is the maximum

Mike
09-03-2006, 07:41 AM
Is there a maximum size drive that can be used in a USB external enclosure? I believe the interface is USB 1.0, not the later 2.0 version.

All comments welcome!With USB 1.1 I wouldn't want anything very big because it'd be far too slow to be that useful. USB 2.0 however could be used with quite big drives (although I have not heard of a max size, if there is one). That said, one of the suppliers listed on Pricespy has a USB/Firewire external drive with a 1TB capacity, so it sounds like you can get a reasonable size out there :D

Mike.

kingdragonfly
09-03-2006, 12:12 PM
I'm guessing the only limit is one imposed by the operating system.

By the way, the USB 2.0 official maximum throughput figure is completely unrealistic. I've never seen a USB 2.0 device even come close to 480MBits/sec. Just so much sales hype.