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Old March 5, 2010, 03:52 PM
frontier204 frontier204 is offline
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I agree with you about "almost" working... I expected Windows to at least warn me about things like this - heck I copied hundreds of GB back and forth from that hard drive using that same cable for months. The benchie and an I/O error from Linux tipped me off to this occurrence.
I've experienced a very poor cable (actually, it was a hack where my research group tried non-shielded cable for USB), and the computer just reverted back to USB 1.1 speeds. I didn't know there was something BETWEEN fully-working USB 2.0 and junk cable that computer reverts to USB 1.1 (or flat-out nonworking cable).
That's new for me; I'll add that to my list of miscellaneous hardware troubleshooting encounters
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
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