Rich wrote: wuub wrote:
I have two of these
. They use the oxford 911 chipset. They are also sold under the bytecc brand at NCIX.
I have one that looks IDENTICAL and is under the name "Micro Plus" which I bought from Compusa. It is a combo Firewire and USB 2.
It's number is very similar too: MP-320U2F
It says Oxford in the device manager but I can't find 911 anywhere. How do you tell it's the oxford 911 chipset?
I bought a Compusa USB2 and Firewire combo CARDBUS adapter at the same time I purchased the enclosure.
I'm using it with my Toshiba 2 ghz laptop.
My problem is I'm throttled as far as burn speed. I have a Plextor PX712-A in it and the best I can get is just a hair under 8x (using firewire) and as it burns the buffer is filling and emptying every few seconds. I find it to be perfectly stable at 6x and the buffer stays full without figiting at all.
So I figure it's either the enclosure or the cardbus. I'm pretty happy with 6x but it'd sure be nice to find a box to check and let it fly.
I just tried the www.micro-pls.com
and they said in the driver section that it uses windows firewire drivers so no upgrade there.
:edit: Oh, one more thing. This enclosure came with 2 firewire leads and 1 usb. One of the firewire leads has the same connectors on each end and one has a tiny plug on one end. My cardbus adapter does have both sizes of plug for firewire. I've never tried but I figure that wouldn't matter?
Thanks for any leads,
You have to look at the chip
or you can use something like SI Sandra Pro and see what the connected device is. It should tell you the name.
OEM Device Name : Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 IDE Adapter
Device ID : VEN_05E3, DEV_0702, PRT_00
Have you tried using the USB2? 1394 is not really faster than USB2. You need other stuff which is also fast. My PCI bus is not fast enough to use the 1394 card effectively so its slower than the worst USB2 I have. Maybe hook it up to the mother board USB port rather than the card bus.
One of the things I noticed with nero was when it gets a buffer under run, It empties the entire buffer, refills it and then restarts the burn. I can see why that is better than just continuing immediately. Then you get this whip lash thing and you get the ying yang
The speed graph for some of these things are weird, instead of it starting off at the highest transfer rate and dropping off in a slope, it starts off low then goes higher and then drops off which is not the real hard disk speed but the interface is causing problems, like I said its weird why it dont start off at the highest rate it can transfer at. HDtach has some that shows the transfer rates. Off the 4 I tested only the Genesys Logic graph looks normal.