USB2 CoolDisk External Hard Disk Box

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by djchapple, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. djchapple

    djchapple OSNN Addict

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    I have one of these USB2 hard disk boxes, containing a 6GB hard disk and it works Ok, once it gets recognised.

    Why is it hard sometimes to get it recognised?

    and

    Why does the USB lead split at the computer end into two identical USB plugs?
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    why the computer might not see it i dont know but the 2 usb thing is so that it can transfer date faster tehn just one plug
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    really? never heard of such a thing.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Even though it's the same controller? Also wouldn't it be recognized as two units?
     
  5. djchapple

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    My computer, a P4 2.4GHz laptop with 512MB memory running XP Home always recognises the controller, the PCMCIA USB 2.0 card and other devices that I plug into it - such as a Smartcard reader and a scanner. It is only the hard drive in the USB Cooldisk hard card box that often does not get recognised.

    Anyone know the website for the Cooldisk boxes?
     
  6. djchapple

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    Just a footnote.

    When I use USB 1 with the USB drive it is always recognised.


    Must be some incompatibility between drive box, USB2 PCMCIA card, XP Home or the computer.