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Old 12-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have just purchased an external 3.5 inches HDD.
The package has included a PSU, a Case, and a Firewire to USB connector.

When I plugged the HDD to my XP (SP2), there was an alert saying that the USB port can be used, it may have been defected.

I have plugged my USB Flash drive, and it works.

I need your help!

Do I have to install driver for firewire?
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, I have just purchased an external 3.5 inches HDD.
The package has included a PSU, a Case, and a Firewire to USB connector.

When I plugged the HDD to my XP (SP2), there was an alert saying that the USB port can be used, it may have been defected.

I have plugged my USB Flash drive, and it works.

I need your help!

Do I have to install driver for firewire?
yeah if there is a driver for the harddrive then try that and let us know.
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah if there is a driver for the harddrive then try that and let us know.
The package has included a driver disc for USB 2.0, but it has specified to be installed in Win98 only.
I am using XP SP2, though my last windows update was already a year ago.
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