Enabling USB2.0 for an Archos ArcDisk20 on a Toshiba Portege 3110CT with Windows 98
Posted on 2006-03-25
I am looking for a way to connect an Archos ArcDisk20 (mb) USB2.0 hard drive to my Toshiba Portege 3110Ct with Windows 98. The Archos uses an Hitachi_DK14FA-20 drive unit.
I ran the USB driver update WUCP from Windows 98 SP1 and I downloaded a driver from the Archos website for the hard drive.
The laptop recognises the Archos drive as drive D:(which I plug-in prior to startup) and the directory of the drive appears, but I cannot read or write from the Archos. When I click to access a test file on the Archos I get a blue-screen error 'Disk Write Error Unable to write to disk in drive D, data or files may be lost. Press any key to continue'. I wondering if the Portege USB port's power output is insufficient to power the Archos, or is there another problem?
When I power up with a 'generic' USB pen in the port, it isn't recognised at all.