Chris Moore <usenetspamtrapmooregraphics.us> wrote:
Doubt seriously if you will find anything that meets these specs.>Iım a computer tech at a college. A graphics teacher recommended to his
>students that they get external USB or FireWire drives instead of using
>Zips. End of recommendation. Ok, now that leaves me wondering how many
>are going to take into consideration the lack of available outlets and
>the fact that they would have to crawl under a dark desk to find the
>ports in the back of the computer to plug them into. One of them at
>least asked me for advice. Anyway what Iım hoping to find is a USB
>powered drive that doesnıt need a power cord and has such small power
>needs that it will work by plugging it into a USB port on the keyboard.
>It canıt require any drivers or software because students arenıt
>allowed to install onto the schools computers. Iım asking a lot I know
>especially with the keyboard requirement but Iım hoping somebody knows
>of at least one drive that will fit the bill.
I have a LaCie Pocket Drive, which is combo FireWire/USB (2.0 I think)
but it's self-powered only through onboard FireWire. If used with a
laptop with a Cardbus card, or with the USB connection, a power cord
And I do not think that the USB bus in the keyboard provides enough
power even to run a self-powered Zip or floppy.
My solution to the cable problem when I shuttled my Pocket Drive
between home and work was to buy a spare FW cable and leave it plugged
into the back of the computer. Then I just plugged the drive into the
cable and didn't have to crawl under the desk every time.
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