Subject: Re: USB 2.0 for the brave
To: Charles Shannon Hendrix <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/2001 14:56:32
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> > What's wrong with firewire? While I don't have anything against USB 2.0,
> > I don't see the point of it when firewire has been out and has plenty of
> > devices. But it'd be cool if NetBSD could mount my firewire hard drive :)
> I assume the point is that you can put USB 1 and 2 devices on the same
> wire.  Otherwise, it's just another interace.

Yes, it's backwards compatible.  You can plus USB 1 devices into USB 2 ports.
You can also plug USB 2 devices into USB 1 ports, but the device is not required
to offer full functionality in this case (since it may rely on the speed).

    -- Lennart