This should probably be obvious, but I'm having a hard time figuring it out. Every bit of info I've found online says the three USB ports on the back of an iMac G5 are USB 2.0. But in System Profiler my USB speed is listed as "Up to 12 Mb/sec," and I've found information that says that that means I only have USB 1.1. So I'm confused. Do I have USB 1.1 or 2.0?
The reason I need to know is that I'm looking to buy an external hard drive, and the one I have my eye on says it uses USB 2.0, and I need to make sure it'll work before I buy it.
You have USB 2, My intel lists the speed of my peripherals, which are USB 2 as 12Mb/sec, so go ahead and get the drive. In any case, even if you have USB 1, the drive will still work, just not as quickly.