[jhb_airlines] Re: USB Disk Drives

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 13:43:41 -0000

Eeee. I don't know..  I just plug the things in and use them.

I had four USB 4 port hubs and never had a problem with them. I dumped them
when my USB collection grew (now up to 18 USB devices) and got three Belkin
7 port hubs. They've never blinked once.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 16 December 2006 11:43
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: USB Disk Drives

Staying with USB; with two apparently duff USB 2 hubs, what really
happens. I wouldn't have thought they could be physically damaged, when
rejected by an XP driver corruption. If "jammed" are they unjamable?

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

> If you plug a USB2 device into any USB1.1 port you should get a
> warning that it may not perform at high speed because the port is of
> lower spec.
> bones
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of
>     *FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
>     *Sent:* 16 December 2006 10:51
>     *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     *Subject:* [jhb_airlines] Re: USB Disk Drives
>     Thanks Alastair and Alex for those comments.
>     You have prompted another 2 questions -
>     (a) I had assumed that the FS program was loaded entirely at start
>     up, so that the only disk accessing going on during flight would
>     be scenery loading. Can anyone confirm this?
>     (b) You both prompted me to have a good look at the specs, and
>     clearly it is highly desirable to use USB 2.0 rather than USB 1.1.
>     My elderly (3 years old) Dell PC has a number of USB ports, how
>     can I tell what spec these are?
>     Note I was thinking of getting one of these disk drives to store
>     the Horizon FSX scenery.
>     Frank T.

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