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    I recently had to rebuild my system from scratch after reformatting drives. Everything is working ok, but I am getting a phony USB message when I attach external hard drives. The message says the drive will perform better if I use a USB 2 port.

    I have a relatively new Dell Dimension which only has USB2 ports.

    One of the drives (WD Passport) is connected using a port on the front of the Dell tower and the other (old external HD - not sure who the maker is) normally goes thru a USB external Hub.

    It doesn't seem to make any difference whether the drives are connected to a Dell port or the hub.

    Belarc advisor sees all USB 2 devices.

    Not sure why the phony info message started popping up, and so far I don't know anything to do except ignore it. Any ideas about what is causing this? OBTW, I am completely up to date on Win XP service packs and fixes.

    Tom

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    Tom,
    What does DEVICE MANAGER say?
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    [quote name='viking33' post='763154' date='03-Mar-2009 18:26']Tom,
    What does DEVICE MANAGER say?[/quote]

    Device manager shows two USB hubs - one shows everything as USB2 and the other simply shows USB hubs

    Tom

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