Re: FireWire HDD problem

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On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Rishabh Kumar Goel wrote:

> I have a Bencent 3.5" FireWire HDD. I also have a TI's TSB43ab22 iOHCI PCI 
> card with a PCI-PCI bridge interface.
> When i plug the HDD into the card in my Pentium 4, i recieve the following 
> errors:
> 1.	Configrom Quadlet read error.
> 2.	Login time out. i.e my system is not able to log into the HDD. though the 
> HDD is working perfectly fine on windows.
> Does anybody has any solution to it. I tried the same HDD with my NetBSD 
> system, over there also the same problem exists, the device after writing the 
> LOGIN ORB does not respond.

>From what I've read, firewire is difficult for OSS because the specs are
proprietary and the hackers have to reverse-engineer in order to write

In contrast, information about USB is readily available. Given the
choice, I would prefer USB2 over firewire.


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