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Old 09-13-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
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Will this USB/FW HDD work with my system?

I want to buy the Lacie databank 20Gb to back up my work

, will it work with my Redhat 8 (2.4.18 kernel) system?

I don't know too much about these drives, would I need to compile the kernel with any special options?

My machines only got USB 1 ports, would I need to buy a USB 2 card as well?


Old 09-13-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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but it's USB2.0 HDD...... (and I wonder if USB1 is fast enough for HDD)
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The spec on the drive should tell you if its downward compatable with USB 1.0. Didn't see nfo in the URL you posted so maybe not. But I would consider purchasing a USB 2.0 PCI card if you want to take advantage of the faster bus speed.

It probably will work fine with linux that is if the USB 2.0 card is compatable.
Old 09-13-2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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eye eye, I thought a USB 2 card might be needed...Thats not a problem as long as its cheap!

So technically, whats the driver for this kind of device? How does the kernel deal with it?


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