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Thread: [USB] External Storage Cases / External Harddrives

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    [USB] External Storage Cases / External Harddrives

    The idea is to create in the near future a database with reported working and non working devices

    please report here if you have a device that WORKS or does NOT WORK

    please also report if you have upgraded and the device stays working or not

    your post should look like this: (this is an actually working product I own)

    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.6.5.3

    Device:
    Brandname: Constar (OEM'd i think!!)
    Brandtype: ST-2512C
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.snt.com.tw/
    URL To product: http://www.snt.com.tw/product.php?mo...&cid=22&pid=65

    Device Used during test:
    Brandname: Maxtor
    Brandtype: Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 160GB
    Brandmodel: 6Y160P0
    Size: 160GB
    partition: 160GB using FAT32 (with some issues when mounting)

    Device Used during test:
    Brandname: Maxtor
    Brandtype: Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 160GB
    Brandmodel: 6Y200P0
    Size: 200GB
    partition: 200GB using NTFS (unable writing)

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    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.6.5.3-5 (customized - Oleg)

    Device:
    Brandname: Western Digital
    Brandtype: WD800B008-RNE
    Size: 80GB
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.westerndigital.com
    URL To product: http://www.westerndigital.com/en/pro...asp?DriveID=62

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    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.6.5.3-3 (customized - Oleg)
    Edit: Also with 1.7.5.6-2 (Oleg)
    Device: USB 2.0 - 3.5" HDD Aluminum Mobile Enclosure
    Brandname: eMagic
    Brandtype: FD-2355 (PATA)
    Size: (45GB IBM-DTLA307045 HDD)
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.emagictech.com.tw/products.htm
    URL To product: http://www.emagictech.com.tw/fd2355-1.htm
    Last edited by Royan; 12-04-2004 at 00:10.

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    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6 Official version and 1.6.5.3-5 (customized - Oleg)

    Device: USB 2.0 - 3.5" HDD Aluminum Mobile Enclosure
    Brandname:
    Brandtype: Map-H31x Series
    USB Converter: Genesys Logic (buggy!!)
    Size: SpinPoint V80 Series 160 Gb (Ultra quiet)
    Partition: 160 Gb FAT32
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To reseller: http://www.alternate.nl

    Note: While the case seems to be working correctly, the Genesys Logic USB converter chip is flawed. Do not buy this product.
    Last edited by Styno; 14-10-2004 at 15:32.

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    Unhappy

    Tested: NOT WORKING!
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6-2 (customized by Oleg)

    Device: Apple iPod new generation 30GB connected with USB2.0/Firewire Cable
    Brandname: Apple
    Brandtype: iPod
    Size: 30GB FAT32 formatted running in HDD mode
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) and USB1.1 compliant
    URL To reseller: http://www.apple.com
    URL to product: http://www.apple.com/ipod


  6. #6
    Tested: working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6-2 (Oleg)

    Device: ME-930U2
    Brandname: Bytecc?
    Brandtype:
    Size: 20GB
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 and USB1.1 compliant
    URL To reseller: http://www.coolerexpress.com/me930.html ??
    URL to product: www.bytecc.com ??
    Last edited by copycat; 21-04-2004 at 21:43.

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    Tested: WORKING (Thank you Oleg!)
    Model: WL-500g
    Hardware: 1.0
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6-2 (customized by Oleg)

    Device:
    Brandname: ICY Box
    Brandtype: IB-350UE
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.icybox.de/
    URL To product: http://www.icybox.de/detailseiten/icybox/ib_350.html

    Harddisk device used during test:
    Brandname: Samsung
    Brandtype: Samsung SpinPoint V Serie
    Brandmodel: SV1604N
    Size: 160GB
    partition: 12GB FAT32
    My Hardware: ASUS M6800N 1.5GHz, Asus WL-500g (FW 1.7.5.6-3 Oleg), external 3,5" HD, Cel.366 Desktop, HP OJ G85

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    Tested: WORKING
    Model: WL-500g
    Hardware: 1.0
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6

    Device:
    Brandname: 2.5” Mobile Storage Solution USB 2.0
    Brandtype: AG000010
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.sweex.com/
    URL To product: http://www.sweex.com/product.asp?pId=315

    Harddisk device used during test:
    Brandname: IBM
    Brandtype: Travelstar 4200rpm Ultra ATA 100 2MB cache
    Brandmodel: ?
    Size: 20GB
    partition: 20GB FAT32 (NTFS also worked fine)
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    Tested: WORKING
    Model: WL-500g
    Hardware: 1.0
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6

    Device:
    Brandname: Cristie
    Brandtype: 3.5” External 60 Gb HDD (USB 2.0)
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.cristie.com/
    URL To product: ?

    Harddisk device used during test:
    Brandname: Seagate Barracuda 60 GB 7200rpm
    Brandtype: Barracuda 60 GB 7200rpm
    Brandmodel: ST360014
    Size: 53.3 GB
    partition: 30GB FAT32

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    60 Gb Cristie External HDD

    Tested: WORKING (Thank you Oleg!)
    Model: WL-500g
    Hardware: 1.0
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6-2 (customized by Oleg)

    Device:
    Brandname: Cristie External storage
    Brandtype: 60Gb USB2
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.cristie.com/
    URL To product

    Harddisk device used during test:
    Brandname: Seagate
    Brandtype: Baracuda 7200.7
    Brandmodel: ST360014
    Size: 60GB
    partition: 30 GB FAT32

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    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.6.5.3

    Device:
    Brandname: MyCom
    Brandtype: 3,5" Hard Disk Casing
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    URL To product: http://silverapp1.mycom.nl/MyCom/Sto...&productType=1

    Device Used during test:
    Brandname: Maxtor
    Brandtype: Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 80GB
    Brandmodel: Y080L0
    Size: 80GB
    partition: 3 x 20 gb fat32
    Note: first and second partion's where mounted OK but the last wasn't mounted.

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    Cool

    Tested: WORKING!
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6-3

    Device: Archos Jukebox Multimedia 20 connected with USB 1.1
    Brandname: Archos
    Brandtype: Jukebox Multimedia 20
    Size: 20GB FAT32 formatted
    USB Interface: USB1.1 compliant
    URL to reseller: http://www.archos.com/
    URL to product: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500346.html

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    Freecom FHD-1 40GB USB2

    Tested: WORKING!
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.7.5.6

    Device: Harddisk
    Brandname: Freecom
    Brandtype: FHD-1
    Size: 40GB FAT32 formatted
    USB Interface: USB2 compliant
    URL to reseller: http://www.freecom.com

  14. #14
    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.7.5.9-2

    Device:
    Brandname: Billionton
    Brandtype: USB 2.0 Hard Disk Enclosure
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    HD Size: 2.5"
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.billionton.com
    URL To product: http://www.billionton.com/website/pr...&code=U2HD&m=1

    Device Used during test:
    Brandname: Toshiba
    Brandtype:
    Brandmodel: MK2016GAP
    Size: 19GB
    partition: 19GB

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    Tested: Working
    Model: WL-500g
    Firmware: 1.8.1.9 from asus

    Device:
    Brandname: New Motion
    Brandtype: USB 2.0 Hard Disk Enclosure
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbit) compliant
    HD Size: 3.5"
    URL To manufacturer: http://www.newmotiontech.com/new/pro...ures/index.htm
    URL To product: https://secure.tryandbyte.com.au/shop/shop558.html

    Device Used during test:
    Brandname: Western Digital
    Brandtype:
    Brandmodel: Western Digital 250Gb "JB" 7200 RPM ATA/100 IDE Hard Drive
    Size: 250GB
    partition: various - latest 100 gb and 150gb

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