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Old 06-05-04, 04:45 PM
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External Enclosure problem

I've got an external enclosure that's probably 9 months old. I've been using a 120 gig drive in it for this time, and it has worked perfect.

Well, I'm now trying to use a 250 gig drive but am running into some difficulties. I'm almost positive that this enclosure could handle the 137 gig limit okay just fine. Is there another limit that I'm not aware of? I don't have the original literature, but the drive looks just like this:

http://www.byteccusa.com/product/enclosure/ME-320.htm

I've formatted the drive hooked up to my tower, and it works fine. The enclosure has USB 2.0 and Firewire. When I plug in the Firewire, nothing happens. When I plug in the USB, the computer recognizes the enclosure, but not the drive.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-05-04, 04:53 PM
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Hmm, I have the 320 (USB only) and it's a POS. It never worked properly with any size drive (or burner) on at least 3 different computers and two different 320s.

I thought it was supposed to support large drives, though that was the least of my problems with it.
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Old 06-05-04, 04:55 PM
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Yeah, I don't know if it is technically the 320; it just looks just like it. I think this company may keep the same looking case on newer models.
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Old 06-05-04, 11:54 PM
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yes. This thing is a piece of crap.

I bought one (sadly a few days before I saw X's post in another thread about the poop'i'ness of it.)

Anyways, it most likely won't work. Like X, I can't get even the smallest drives to work... hard disk or optical.

Actually that's not entirely true. It will work for about five minutes, and then crap out. Usually, it's just enough time to get the file I need...
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Old 06-06-04, 07:58 AM
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FWIW, I have the firewire/USB version of the 320, and the DVD+/-RW drive I put in it has performed flawlessly for about a year using only the firewire interface. Do note that recently Bytecc started using the Prolific chipset instead of the superior and preferred Oxford chipset for the firewire part of these enclosures. For firewire, stick with Oxford.
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