My ECS a780GM-A motherboard doesn't seem to be operating in USB 2.0 mode. None of the devices in Win XP (SP3) Device Manager show USB 2.0 and when I plug in a Speed Metal IDE/SATA external drive enclosure, it tells me it's not connected to a USB 2.0 port. I get the same result connected to the front USB ports, the back USB ports and to a powered hub connected to the back USB ports. Sometimes it will work, then just die out with a "delayed write" error.
I can't find a specific USB driver for this board anywhere, nor a generic USB 2.0 driver.
I have a Seagate Free Agent 500gig external USB drive connected to the system which seems to work just fine.
Yes. Update your service pack if using windows xp. Then check the device manager again to see if usb 2 is working. If not, get out your motherboard driver cd or check ecs website for a usb driver for your board.
While talking the problem over with a friend, I decided to replace the [new from the sealed package with the carrier] USB cable. It worked with no "Your drive can be faster" error and it still hasn't lost the connection.
Bad [or USB 1] cable right out of the factory sealed box...