IBM MicroDrive 1Gb

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cslima, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. cslima

    cslima Guest


    I have recently moved from an Acer/TravelMate running Windows 98 to a Sony VAIO running XP. My IBM Microdrive 1Gb works very well in my old computer, but when I try to use it on XP, during all reading and writing (to or from the microdrive) my CPU goes to 100% of utilisation. Is there any tweak to improve performance and possibly solve this problem?

  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Are there any special drivers involved? You could try updating those in that case (if there is a better one).
  3. cslima

    cslima Guest

    Well, as a matter of fact, that's exactly what people at IBM replied to me: "Make sure you have the most updated PCMCIA drivers". Looking at the Device Manager, I found that my PCMCIA adapter is "Ricoh R/RL/5C476(II) or Compatible CardBus Controller". So, now I'm trying to find if there's any new driver for this device.
    Besides that, IBM tech support said: "You may also need a
    card wizard", but I believe this doesn't apply to Windows XP, does it?