IBM Travelstar 8E and Windows Vista
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:49 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:18 AM
Oww, come on.
If the OS detects *something* and attempts to load a driver for it - no matter if it fails to find one or if it stops with a code 10 - *something* is actually connected.
It is the HOW this (the connection) happens that is completely missing from the first post and that ppgrainbow insists on omitting as well as a more generally complete description of the setup.
This is actually a form of flattery as it evidently implies that the OP attributes us (and to our crystal balls, tarots, I-ching, etc.) divinatory capabilities far beyond the ones we actually have.
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 25 January 2013 - 10:18 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:29 AM
And this (from the documentation) -
the PC Card interface. Plugging a power adapter not supplied by
the manufacturer may cause serious damage to the IBM
Travelstar E. Doing so voids your warranty.
Perhaps that USB (?) Cable being used is a kind that plugs into any "device" and the USB end is intended for plugging into an External Power Source (no DATA is transferred - only 2 of the 4 contacts is used)? I have one of those that's primary intent is for powering (e.g.) an MP3 player (it's a Universal - has multiple connectors and "plugs into the wall" for the power source) - NO DATA!
@jaclaz - The OP NEVER told where he GOT that "cable" (see above) OR provided "gazinta-chart". BUT I agree that something is amiss. Bear in mind that the OP INSTALLED "USB drivers" thus it "showed" BUT the CD the OP says they have is a SET and may ALSO be used for USB-type models (they DO exist), so I will venture to say the OP is erroneous in the fact that the "USB" is "recognized". You can install ANY Driver and if the HW doesn't exit, it WILL have a loading problem (as in my NIC example).
http://web.archive.org/web/20031206164139/http://www.datazonecorp.com/downloads.htmlFrom the DataBook Manual, it indicates three different "Kits". One wonders how these "Kits" work (back of the Enclosure?) and indicates the EXACT FOLDERS for the Drives in questions. I'm starting to believe the OP is leaving critical info out. If so, AND the "USB Kit" is INDEED part of the Hardware (some kind of oddball cable) THEN it seems that it MIGHT work via USB. This is the CLOSEST that can be found for this "Databook/Travelstar 8E + HDD".
FINALLY, the OP shows "Windows 2000" as OS... why isn't the 2K driver for USB tried (if indeed this is part of the "Kit")? Hey, if it WORKS that way THEN (just maybe) it can be "hacked" for Vista. No doubt (maybe) IF it works on 2K, THEN it would work for XP, thus affording some kind of "hack".
USB Kit sold here (special order)
Interesting reference to Datazone Databook
Number of downloads: 2
This post has been edited by submix8c: 25 January 2013 - 11:39 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
Well, I have the advantage on you, as I started believing that (and asked for at least the sheer minimum of missing info) on post #4.
Generally speaking there are TWO main kinds of these thingies.
The first, more common, is where the cable is a cable and in the actual case there is one (or more than one, example dual USB/Firewire external drive cases) and the second (more dated) design where the cable is actually a converter and the case is just a case (with optionally the power supply).
As an example I do have an Archos CD drive (one of those little gizmo's that you will need to pry out of my dead fingers ) that :
- has internally a "normal" laptop half height CD drive (IDE)
- AA rechargeable batteries
- a connector with "standard" IDE connection/pins (proprietary as "format" but seemingly "standard" as actually pins/signals present in it)
- a cable with this connector on one side and a PCMCIA card on the other side <- the actual PCMCIA to IDE conversion happens here
The thingy doubles as a portable CD player (think "Sony Walkman") as it sports a an Audio Out jack and came with earplugs , here is a (rare) picture of it:
Later versions (which were not anymore also a Music CD Player ) had the double option of the PCMCIA or USB cable:
Additionally, a "rare" PS/2 "power stealer":
And a firewire "cable" (adapter cable):
Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:52 PM
That is truly the way that all external devices should have been designed. For universal application. I know it's more expensive that way, but if only they were all designed to be that flexible.
Cheers and Regards