Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook ?

Hi i have a R32 think pad.... it cant support my external hard drive.. can i upgrade the hardware.. 1.1 to 2? cant i buy a 4 port usb.. 2.0 and plug that in will it work??


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Your laptop has USB 1.1. It won't support anything running 2.0 because of power constrictions. 2,0 has a power line and 1.1 does not. as far as upgrading the hardware, the chipset is not designed for 2.0 so it will run a 4 port 2.0 as 1.1 because there is no provision for power (voltage). Hope this helps.
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