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USB Question

G3/G5 what version USB?

     
4:37 am on Nov 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

My question is not web page related, but i need some mac gurus to help me out.

I have a B&W G3 and i have a G5 on the way.

What versions of USB do these two machines use and what is the difference? The reason i ask is, i need to buy some USB extension cords and i don't know which ones to get.

Any info?

Kode Kid

1:24 pm on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi Kode Kid,

Both the G3 and G5 use the same old plain vanilla USB for low bandwidth peripherals. Apple never adopted USB 2 because it already introduced FireWire for high bandwith goodies.

9:28 pm on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Apple never adopted USB 2 because it already introduced FireWire for high bandwith goodies.

WHAT? The new G5s have three USB 2.0 ports:

[apple.com...]

9:51 pm on Nov 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If its just cables you're concerned about then don't worry, all USB cables will work fine at USB 2.0 speeds, check the link:
[usb.org...]
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The new G5s have three USB 2.0 ports:

That's what i just found out. I think i'll go with the USB 2 cables just to be on the safe side.

KK

12:31 pm on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sorry, I did not mean to mislead anyone.

Now I must seriously shop around. ;)