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    The dreaded "this device can perform faster' message keeps popping-up when I use my Iomega 320 gig portable hard-drive. This has a Y connection to two USB ports and is marked as USB 2.

    Recently, I performed a clean install with the Win 7 upgrade disk supplied by Acer after despairing of Vista HP. Oddly enough, the drive never caused this message on Vista. I have looked on the Acer website for new USB drivers, to no avail. I disabled the power management option of turning off the drive - it's what I use for back-ups and I really need it plugged in all the time - so that has cut the messages down, but they still appear on reboot, etc.

    Any more suggestions? Thanks guys!

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    Is this "Y" connector a USB2 type?
    Most are NOT and that may be the source of your message, as Windows 7 sees it as a USB 1 device..
    Remove it and try each of your other devices even if you have to plug in each one at a time. If you still get the message on all of them, then then there is another problem. But if only on one, then that is the type 1 device.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    Is this "Y" connector a USB2 type?
    Most are NOT and that may be the source of your message, as Windows 7 sees it as a USB 1 device..
    Remove it and try each of your other devices even if you have to plug in each one at a time. If you still get the message on all of them, then then there is another problem. But if only on one, then that is the type 1 device.
    You are probably right on that - it was what I had suspected and the transfer times are dead slow. A pity it is sold as a USB2 product, though I might just re-visit the place where I bought it and mention the fact that it is NOT functioning as a USB2 unit.

    Thanks for your input.

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