Re: [nslu2-linux] Formatting problems - yes, I've RTFM
- Rod Whitby wrote:
>Thanks for such a quick response
> Nick Brooks wrote:
> > I'm having real touble getting a Freecom Toughdrive to be recognised by
> > the NSLU2.
> > >dmesg
> > hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-2, assigned address 2
> > Device descriptor:8 bytes received.
> > Device descriptor:18 bytes received.
> > usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
> That usually means that the drive is not getting enough power.
> >From the Freecom web-site:
> "The Freecom ToughDrive Pro 2.5" is 100% bus-powered"
> That would explain it.
> The NSLU2 does not do well with bus-powered drives. The spin-up current
> is too much for it. Use a self-powered drive and you should fare better.
> -- Rod
1. I've ordered a power supply from Freecom which should solve the problem
2. I wish I'd know this before I started  because I was trying to
build a low power 120Gb Jukebox for my camper van using a slug, a
harddrive and an netgear mp101
 you can only do so much research (tm)