PCMCIA and New External HD
linux-pcmcia at mazzoo.de
Thu Nov 16 10:27:36 EST 2006
Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> Any ideas of what can I do? Or what the problem might be?
Sounds more like a USB power-supply problem.
Do USB2.0 Memory Sticks work on that card? If yes it's another hint that
the HDD draws too much power from the PCMCIA/USB2 card.
Nitpicking: Note that both USB2 and PCMCIA are specified with a max of
500mA @5V, so a PCMCIA/USB2 card cannot exist by specification.
Sometimes the external HDDs allow a 2nd USB cable to be used just as
power supply, either try that, or try to supply the HDD from somewhere
else, or return it.
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