I am adding an external hard drive to my five year old computer. the external drive recommends using a 2.0 USB. i do not have a USB connector available on this computer.
the motherboard is an ASUS CUSL2 which has 6 PCI slots. only the second slot is taken.
i bought a hi-speed USB 2.0 PCI adapter card that instructs me to mount it in any available PCI slot. i do not see any reference to whether or not the adapter card uses an IRQ.
does it make any difference which of the remaining 5 slots i use? if this card needs an IRQ, does it use a shared or not shared slot?
anyone know the answers?
i would appreciate accurate advice to not destabilize the current system.