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David

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USB Hard Disk Drives
« on: March 11, 2009, 11:13:29 AM »
I presume having hardware categorized per type in different topics is most useful for finding it, later. So this is the start of the USB HDD list.


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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 11:02:40 PM »
no point.All HDDs should work if they are formatted to FAT.
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David

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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 06:57:47 AM »
I would have thought the same about USB flash drives but my 512 mb Apacer does hang up the mouse in X.

However, if you say all hdds work, that's really good news.

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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 11:18:55 AM »
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I would have thought the same about USB flash drives but my 512 mb Apacer does hang up the mouse in X.

I had the same problem with a couple of USB flash drives. A workaround is to boot with them already plugged in - then they'll be available under /USB/USB_1 and won't bork your mouse, either (pad or external). If you remove it and try to replace it, it'll probably hang your mouse again.  :(   C'est la vie !
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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 03:47:58 AM »
no point.All HDDs should work if they are formatted to FAT.

Actually FAT (fat16) can only recognize up to 2 gig.

Anyway, 3MX rc1.1 and the upcoming rc2.1 already have support for drives formatted for ntfs and ext2 also. So you aren't limited to just fat/fat32.

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David

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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 09:08:40 AM »
I presume an ext3 formatted drive would work just as well?

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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 10:10:00 AM »
I presume an ext3 formatted drive would work just as well?

I'm pretty sure you'd have at the very least read access, and almost certainly write access. I don't think it'd handle compressed ext3 volumes, but then I don't think that's entirely standards-compliant anyhow.

Definitely an experiment worth trying, though.
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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 09:07:36 PM »
So far ive yet to find a usb external harddisk that will work on my elonex one T so far every usb flashdrive ive tried has worked even my 32gig Iornkey works ok ...

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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 08:04:28 PM »
Has anyone tried the Maplin USB 2.0 to IDE Adaptor (A25AT) to connect HDDs and CDs to the CnM?
- it works on the Acer Aspire One under Linux

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Re: USB Hard Disk Drives
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 08:13:14 PM »
we would still need driver for the optical drive,wouldn't we?
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