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Need USB 1 flash drive

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I need an old USB 1 flash drive to transfer files from my main machine to my Jornada 820. I believe they can be got, but they're rather hard to find these days. Does anyone know where I can get one or two?
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All USB drives are backwards compatible so any will work.

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You can use an USB 2.0 in an 1.1, only the speed is painfully slow.

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Doesn't work, I've tried it. I need a very early drive, like 2000 or so.
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Post by Vista Ultimate R2 »

It does normally work, I used a 2 GB ReadyBoost key in an old 1998 laptop recently - perhaps the USB port on a PDA is different, or do you have to install USB mass storage drivers on it like you do on a PC running anything older than 2000/Me?
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I believe the 820's USB port is for mice and keyboards primarily, so in order to get a mass storage device to work, you'd need to get ahold of the proper driver first. I think it's called USBMSC.SYS, maybe this helps.

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Re: Need USB 1 flash drive

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marktuson wrote:I need an old USB 1 flash drive to transfer files from my main machine to my Jornada 820. I believe they can be got, but they're rather hard to find these days. Does anyone know where I can get one or two?
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I pisses me off when using USB 1.1 to transfer data, it takes longer to move 1GB of data than to enjoy a cup of coffee. (not that I drink coffee)

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Just install the appropriate drivers for your USB drive and you're good to go. Windows 98 and earlier, and also, if I remember correctly, Windows 2000, don't support USB drives without installing the appropriate drivers first.

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gracz54 wrote:Just install the appropriate drivers for your USB drive and you're good to go. Windows 98 and earlier, and also, if I remember correctly, Windows 2000, don't support USB drives without installing the appropriate drivers first.
Windows 2000 and ME have support for mass storage built in, 98 dosen't.
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Post by empireum »

He is talking of Windows CE, which is a different story.

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Post by logicaL »

Can't you just get a Wifi/LAN PCMCIA card and network into it so you can transfer at decent speeds?

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