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    USB Compatibility question

    Hello,

    I've got NF7-S motherboard and a Coolermaster Blackwidow.

    The Blackwidow's front USB port is said to be 1.1 whereas the NF7-S uses USB2.0.

    Is it safe to connect link them together?

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    Yes, the ports are exactly the same, it's just the workings of the actual usb standard that is different.

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    Although cables and ports are generally certified to be USB1.1 or 2... It'll probably work but if you ever experience data transfer problems you'll know where to look
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    Umm, USB 2.0 is completely backwards compatible with USB1.1 - the only difference is the transfer speed. USB2.0 is miles faster, but if you plug in a USB1.1 device, it'll just run at USB1.1 speeds. Simple as that.

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    Thanks. It seems to work

    I didn't realise that the direction where you plug the cable to the motherboard matters for USB. At first I ran into some trouble, but eventually found out that it was just the way I plugged the cable. Learning something every day

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