04-11-2010, 10:46 AM #1
question about flash drives & oldest imacs
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Is it possible to use a USB flash drive to extract data from an old ("grape-colored") iMac running something like OS 8?
04-11-2010, 12:18 PM #2
Most flash drives are USB2.0, those old imac's are 1.0. While the drive is backwards compatible, they draw more power.
My B&W complains about it. You might can use a powered hub and get it to work.
Whether OS 8 can access a flash drive, I'm not sure. Might be better off using ethernet on a network and another computer.
04-11-2010, 01:23 PM #3
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Mac OS 8.1 was the first version to introduce USB support
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