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Seagate Pocket Drive 5.0 G USB drive problems

I am trying to get this drive working under OS/2 with the latest USB
drivers and the latest FAT32 drivers.  I can work on the driver with DFSee
fine, but OS/2 appears not to see it properly.  DFSee reports it as a
FAT32 drive and checks it fine.  OS/2 places a drive in the Drives folder
for it, but the details page reports everything about it as unknown or
non-existant.  Once I got a driver loaded for it the drive works fine in
Windows 98 on the same system.  Here is what the USB Resource Manager
says:

<<< Device Description >>>
 Type            : 01
 USB Rev         : 200
 Class           : Reserved (0)
 Subclass        : Reserved (0)
 Protocol        : Reserved (0)
  Device Information is defined at interface Level
 Max. packetsize : 40
 Vendor  ID      : 0BC2
 Product ID      : 0888
 Device Release# : 0000
 Strings:
  Manufacturer Name : Seagate Technology Intl
  Product Name      : Seagate USB Mass Storage
  Serial number     : 344D453039594431
 Number of Configurations : 1

 Configuration 0 :
  Lenght     : 32
  Name       : <NONE>
  Value      : 1
  Attributes : 0x80
  Power      : 500 mA
  Interfaces : 1

  Interface 0
   Alt Setting : 0
   Name        : <NONE>
   Class       : Storage Device
   SubClass    : SCSI transparent command set
   Protocol    : Bulk-Only Transport
   Endpoints   : 2

   Endpoint 0:
    Address     : 81
    Attributes  : 02
    Packetsize  : 0040
    Interval    : 0

   Endpoint 1:
    Address     : 02
    Attributes  : 02
    Packetsize  : 0040
    Interval    : 0

-- Dave
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12/12/2005 12:41:13 AM
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Sir:

me@privacy.net wrote:
> I am trying to get this drive working under OS/2 with the latest USB
> drivers and the latest FAT32 drivers.  I can work on the driver with DFSee
> fine, but OS/2 appears not to see it properly.  DFSee reports it as a
> FAT32 drive and checks it fine.  OS/2 places a drive in the Drives folder
> for it, but the details page reports everything about it as unknown or
> non-existant.  Once I got a driver loaded for it the drive works fine in
> Windows 98 on the same system.  Here is what the USB Resource Manager
> says:
<snip>

What does the readme for the FAT32 driver say?  I thought it might not 
support removables.
-- 
Bill
Thanks a Million!
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William
12/12/2005 3:17:05 AM
Have a look at my report "Success: USB HDD 300GB"
in the group "comp.os.os2.setup.storage".

I had also some trouble with the partitioning
of the drive it came with but you should get
it working. Though I didn't try with FAT32 again.
But suspect it should work as well.

Hope it helps.



me@privacy.net wrote:
> I am trying to get this drive working under OS/2 with the latest USB
> drivers and the latest FAT32 drivers.  I can work on the driver with DFSee
> fine, but OS/2 appears not to see it properly.  DFSee reports it as a
> FAT32 drive and checks it fine.  OS/2 places a drive in the Drives folder
> for it, but the details page reports everything about it as unknown or
> non-existant.  Once I got a driver loaded for it the drive works fine in
> Windows 98 on the same system.  Here is what the USB Resource Manager
> says:
> 
> <<< Device Description >>>
>  Type            : 01
>  USB Rev         : 200
>  Class           : Reserved (0)
>  Subclass        : Reserved (0)
>  Protocol        : Reserved (0)
>   Device Information is defined at interface Level
>  Max. packetsize : 40
>  Vendor  ID      : 0BC2
>  Product ID      : 0888
>  Device Release# : 0000
>  Strings:
>   Manufacturer Name : Seagate Technology Intl
>   Product Name      : Seagate USB Mass Storage
>   Serial number     : 344D453039594431
>  Number of Configurations : 1
> 
>  Configuration 0 :
>   Lenght     : 32
>   Name       : <NONE>
>   Value      : 1
>   Attributes : 0x80
>   Power      : 500 mA
>   Interfaces : 1
> 
>   Interface 0
>    Alt Setting : 0
>    Name        : <NONE>
>    Class       : Storage Device
>    SubClass    : SCSI transparent command set
>    Protocol    : Bulk-Only Transport
>    Endpoints   : 2
> 
>    Endpoint 0:
>     Address     : 81
>     Attributes  : 02
>     Packetsize  : 0040
>     Interval    : 0
> 
>    Endpoint 1:
>     Address     : 02
>     Attributes  : 02
>     Packetsize  : 0040
>     Interval    : 0
> 
> -- Dave
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> dhdurgee<at>verizon<dot>net
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> 
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Heiko
12/12/2005 8:47:29 AM
In <c1.2b5.2z7Vsp$2Lc@12-237-213-129.client.comcast.net>, on 12/11/2005 
   at 09:17 PM, "William L. Hartzell" <wlhartzell@comcast.net> said:

....snipped...

>What does the readme for the FAT32 driver say?  I thought it might not 
>support removables.

Here is a quote from FAT32.TXT with the 0.9.10 package:

>REMOVABLE MEDIA:
>-----------------
>Presently, the FAT32 driver should have no problems recognizing USB
>harddisks or disks encapsulated in an USB enclosure, as long as it is
>supported by the USB driver.

So FAT32 isn't the problem.  I also tried to re-format it from OS/2
without success, so there is confusion somewhere in the system.

-- Dave
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dhdurgee<at>verizon<dot>net
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me
12/12/2005 1:25:36 PM
On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 00:41:13 UTC, me@privacy.net wrote:

>I am trying to get this drive working under OS/2 with the latest USB
>drivers and the latest FAT32 drivers.  I can work on the driver with DFSee

I was never able to get a USB 1GB pen drive to work formated as FAT32.

Worked fine as FAT16.

The problem, I think, had to do with the drive geometry being reported
incorrectly so after it was formatted as FAT32 either the FAT table or
directories were misplaced.

Indeed, for me DFS also saw the disk, but I had no luck ever getting 
it to work with FAT32.



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Steve
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steve
12/12/2005 8:53:15 PM
Sir:

steve wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 00:41:13 UTC, me@privacy.net wrote:
> 
> 
>>I am trying to get this drive working under OS/2 with the latest USB
>>drivers and the latest FAT32 drivers.  I can work on the driver with DFSee
> 
> 
> I was never able to get a USB 1GB pen drive to work formated as FAT32.
> 
> Worked fine as FAT16.
> 
> The problem, I think, had to do with the drive geometry being reported
> incorrectly so after it was formatted as FAT32 either the FAT table or
> directories were misplaced.
> 
> Indeed, for me DFS also saw the disk, but I had no luck ever getting 
> it to work with FAT32.
> 
> 
> 
I seem to remember that you need a real recent version of the USB dasd 
driver as OS/2 was using a drive geometry different than MS and everyone 
else, until the most recent driver.  I'll have to get this newest fat32 
driver as my older one did not spport USB drives.  I would partition the 
drive using OS/2 tools, but format it with Windows 95 second edition or 
98 (if you can find it).
-- 
Bill
Thanks a Million!
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William
12/12/2005 9:36:41 PM
In <c1.2b5.2z7zGd$2Ld@12-237-213-129.client.comcast.net>, on 12/12/2005 
   at 03:36 PM, "William L. Hartzell" <wlhartzell@comcast.net> said:

>Sir:

>steve wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 00:41:13 UTC, me@privacy.net wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>>I am trying to get this drive working under OS/2 with the latest USB
>>>drivers and the latest FAT32 drivers.  I can work on the driver with DFSee
>> 
>> 
>> I was never able to get a USB 1GB pen drive to work formated as FAT32.
>> 
>> Worked fine as FAT16.
>> 
>> The problem, I think, had to do with the drive geometry being reported
>> incorrectly so after it was formatted as FAT32 either the FAT table or
>> directories were misplaced.
>> 
>> Indeed, for me DFS also saw the disk, but I had no luck ever getting 
>> it to work with FAT32.
>> 
>I seem to remember that you need a real recent version of the USB dasd 
>driver as OS/2 was using a drive geometry different than MS and everyone 
>else, until the most recent driver.  I'll have to get this newest fat32 
>driver as my older one did not spport USB drives.  I would partition the 
>drive using OS/2 tools, but format it with Windows 95 second edition or 
>98 (if you can find it).

SUCCESS!!!

My pocket drive is now working!  Last night I took a look at the INF file
that came along with the FAT32 driver and it mentioned things to try if
your USB removable wasn't working.  It seems OS2PCARD.DMD is a problem for
me as they indicated it could be.  As I don't use PCMCIA ATA drives I
rem'ed it out and the pocket drive now works.

-- Dave
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me
12/25/2005 1:35:22 PM
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