USB system: FreeBSD 9-STABLE and 10-CURRENT do not recognize
64GB USB drive while Linux and Windows do
gobble.wa at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 12:38:55 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 1:08 AM, Thomas Mueller <mueller23 at insightbb.com>wrote:
> > My elder colleague often told me that it is the easiest and well-working
> > to check whether the one is certified to work for Mac OS X to get USB
> > storage devices which work with *BSD :)
> > Just my 5 yen,
> -|-__ YAMAMOTO, Taku
> | __ < <taku at tackymt.homeip.net>
> What if a USB mass storage device works with some BSDs but not all?
> I had Kingston Data Travelers, 2 GB, from one lot that were good with
> Linux and FreeBSD but not NetBSD.
> Other USB sticks, including Kingston Data Tavelers, worked with Linux,
> FreeBSD and NetBSD.
> I even installed FreeDOS 1.1 prerelease on one of those NetBSD-averse
> Kingstom Data Travelers.
> But I think either Mac OS X, Linux or FreeBSD is much more
> production-ready than NetBSD.
> > There are 3 drivers, one for 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0, and they are associated to
> > corresponding devices at boot. I'll play around with it this weekend and
> > see how to switch, i've also noticed issue connecting 2.0 device to 3.0
> > port.
> > Waitman Gobble
> > San Jose California USA
> I don't think I ever tried to connect a USB 2.0 device to 3.0 port, but I
> tried the opposite.
> My Western Digital My Book Essential 3.0 TB USB 3.0 drive works even on
> the old computer whose motherboard's USB is 1.1.
> I tried to access that USB 3.0 hard drive on the new computer from USB 2.0
> port because NetBSD has no USB 3.0 support: no go.
> But when I installed USB 2.0 brackets to USB 2.0 headers on the
> motherboard, the USB 3.0 hard drive was accessible from those USB 2.0 ports.
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One possible 'caveat'.. I've noticed occasionally it will take 75 seconds
or so for a USB 3.0 drive to 'connect'.. at first I thought the drive was
not being 'recognized'. Someone has posted here that they believe it could
be b/c a USB 3.0 uses 2x the power of 2.0 (i've not confirmed that) and it
could be due to some kind of power management on the computer.. I've not
yet taken the time to sort that out.
anyhow this issue initially led me to believe there was some problem with
the driver, but it seems likely not the case.
San Jose California USA
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