Art Alexion on 23 Dec 2009 14:25:14 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Recovering data from dead laptop hard drive

On Tuesday 22 December 2009 14:47:03 Andrew Ganim wrote:
> >Yeah. :(  It sure would be nice if Linux would at least create a
> >
> >device when I plug it in, though...
> Not sure it'll help, but you may want to make sure the USB port you're
>  using delivers adequate power (or just try it on another box).  I've had
>  mixed luck using a 2.5" drive enclosure I have.  There's one machine I
>  connect it to where it seems to power up (light comes on, drive spins, but
>  it doesn't sound quite right) but the machine doesn't recognize it.  When
>  plugged into all my other machines it sounds much better and works fine.

In that vein, I found that self powered usb enclosures for 2.5" drives did not 
work on Kubuntu/KDE/3.5x, but worked fine on Ubuntu/Gnome/(whatever the Hardy 
version was).

When I pointed it out at an Ubuntu PA get together, we confirmed it on a bunch 
of machines, i.e. several different USB-powered adapters did not work with 
several KDE 3.5 machines, all of which worked on gnome machines.  (They seem 
to be working fine on KDE 4.3 machines).  So check it out on several different 
host machines.

Art Alexion

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