maxtor one touch usb 2.0 drive

John lists at
Sat Feb 26 05:06:27 GMT 2005

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 00:58:09 -0600, Redmond Militante wrote
> hello
> i have a 250 maxtor one touch usb 2/1.1 external hard drive, i'm 
> trying to get it to work with my rel_end 5.21 box. i have
> device scbus
> device da
> device pass
> device uhci
> device ohci
> device usb
> device umass
> in my kernel.  i'm trying to fdisk the drive to partition it right 
> now, but when i plug it in, it's not showing up in dmesg (no umass 
> or da0 device appears in dmesg).
> am i missing a step or is this device even incompatible?
> thanks

I have the same (or very similar) drive, but mine has firewire capability as
well as USB, and I have found the firewire support under freebsd 5.3 to be
excellent, certainly much better than usb2. I got it working with USB but only
at 1.1 speeds.

The generic kernel supports firewire out-of-the-box. Here is some of my dmesg:


fwohci0: <VIA Fire II (VT6306)> port 0xd400-0xd47f mem 0xe7000000-0xe70007ff
irq 5 at device 11.0 on pci0
fwohci0: OHCI version 1.10 (ROM=1)
fwohci0: No. of Isochronous channels is 4.
fwohci0: EUI64 00:11:06:66:00:00:20:27
fwohci0: Phy 1394a available S400, 3 ports.
fwohci0: Link S400, max_rec 1024 bytes.
fwohci0: max_rec 1024 -> 2048
firewire0: <IEEE1394(FireWire) bus> on fwohci0
sbp0: <SBP-2/SCSI over FireWire> on firewire0
fwohci0: Initiate bus reset
fwohci0: node_id=0xc800ffc1, gen=1, CYCLEMASTER mode
firewire0: 2 nodes, maxhop <= 1, cable IRM = 1 (me)
firewire0: bus manager 1 (me)

[more snippage]

firewire0: New S400 device ID:0010b92100104612
da0 at sbp0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <Maxtor OneTouch II 030d> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-4 device 
da0: 50.000MB/s transfers
da0: 239372MB (490234752 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 30515C)

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