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Old Jul 11, 2003, 3:18 AM   #1
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Default I950 - Does USB 2.0 really make a difference?

I just received my i950 from Dell today and could not be more pleased. What I can not seem to figure out though is whether or not I need to use the USB 2.0 cable that I just bought ($20) or if I can return it and use the 1.1 cable I had lying around. Is there any performance increase and if there is is it even worth the $20 cable or will it just save me a couple milliseconds? 1.1 seems to be working fine so far and I dont want to open the 2.0's box so I can still return it. Can someone who has tryied both options please let me know their results. Thanks.
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Old Jul 11, 2003, 5:01 AM   #2
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IMO the printer mechanism itself is much slower than the raw speed of USB 2.0 to make a difference... (even if Canon decide to put in USB 2.0 eventually for this printer).

At this time you can't go faster than USB 1.1, so a 2.0 cable is just a waste.
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the printer (i850 and i950) is a USB 1.1 device

buy 2$ usb 1.1 cable
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You'd need a USB 2.0 port too.

Though the only thing that it would accomplish with a printer(that is 2.0 compliant) would be that it would be able to send the information to and from the printer at a faster speed. Your printing wouldn't get any faster.
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Old Jul 11, 2003, 1:16 PM   #5
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the printer is compatible with USB 2.0 but it is USB 1.1 device.

So using USB 2.0 port won't change anything - the speed will always be the same as in USB 1.1 port.
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Thanks for the replies you've all answered my question.
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