[LUNI] Firewire enclosure recs?
trev at advanced-reality.com
Fri Mar 25 18:47:46 CST 2005
I may be missing something here but it shouldn't matter if it is Linux
or another OS. The OS only has to drive the USB or 1394 controller (or
am I understanding this incorrectly?). The controller talks USB or 1394
to the drive which then handles the USB/1394 to IDE conversion. If you
are having a problem it may be with the driver for your USB/1394
controller or a problem with the hardware in the case (whichever OS you
try it on) or finally that the cable is not up to spec. I'd check a
tranfer to another USB2.0/1394 device using the same cable/ controller
before ordering a new case.
I've used several drives with USB and USB/1394 and had great performance
(120GB xfer in a couple of hours) from all of them. I currently use one
I bought mine in 2002 (USB2.+1394). I believe this is the link of the
of the newer version of the drive casing I have (although I have never
used this one):
Hope this helps
On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 16:33 -0600, Mark Matula wrote:
> Does anyone have any recs for a Firewire (and possibly USB 2.0) hard drive
> enclosure that works well with linux? I bought a Bytecc enclosure from
> newegg which my research initially indicated was supported. But it turns
> out that the chipset used (Prolific PL3507) is sketchy. The drive gets
> recognized and I can mount it, but trying to push any appreciable amount of
> data thought it ends up in timeouts in the sbp2 driver. And if I use USB,
> after the first 150MB, transfer slows down to a crawl. I've tried a
> firmware upgrade and a sbp2 module options that 'might' help, and it didn't.
> I've tested a Maxtor One-Touch drive/enclosure on the system and it worked
> flawlessly, so I have a benchmark of what is possible. The Bytecc isn't
> cutting it.
> I'm now looking at a Mapower case as a replacement:
> Any thoughts on this or others I should look at?
> BTW, here is the one that isn't working well:
> Mark Matula
> Mikey, you will be missed:
Trev Peterson <trev at advanced-reality.com>
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