Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Other forums > Computer Training

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 10-27-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 91,787
USB Storage Device

Y'all remember way back yesterday when we were tryin' to get Davestone's OE files transfered to his new computer?

And remember I sent him a link to a place tole him how to do it?

And how I tole him I use that method and it works fine?

Well, I decided to back up my OE per that method and transfer to my laptop this very day. And I backed it up just fine. Then I tried to copy it to a Verbatim 1Gig USB storage thingee and it wouldn't go. Kept stopping and giving me some lame excuses why it couldn't transfer this file or that file: Cannot find file; Cannot copy I/O device error; The parameter is incorrect; File or directory is corrupted or unreadable; etc.

Tried to make a folder in the USB device and download the files from the hard drive directly. Same problem.

Made a folder on another hard drive in same computer and downloaded to that just fine.

I've used this USB thingee for transferring photos and maps and lots of other doccuments from same desktop, laptop, other peoples computers, etc. No problems.

Are these devices, like some old people known to me, easily confused by email data or some such?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 10-28-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
Dog paws
Tileman
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,238
Well, this old person who has been easily confused by same such emails recently bought a WD portable hard drive. Haven't had a lick of problems with it...yet.
Maybe we could just be witnessing operator error.
__________________
Michael
Dog paws is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2006, 09:50 PM   #3
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 91,787
Oh, well, that was really helpful, Michael. Operator error, indeed.

Hell, it ain't got but two ends and only one of'em will fit inna USB hole.

But seriously, I used the thing quite a bit last owling season between at least five different computers and it ranked as one of the most user-friendly pieces of computer hardware I've ever owned. No doo-doo, Michael, it's kinda like a stainless steel bowling ball, you really can't screw it up.

I have now successfully copied the same data from my desktop computer to my laptop on a CD and it worked fine. Gotta be something in this USB thingy.

Any eye-dees? These things get corrupted easily? Any way to, like, re-format them or somethin'? Throwin' away don't sound like a good plan at sixty bucks a pop.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-28-2006, 10:25 PM   #4
TTTTttt1
Registered User
 
TTTTttt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 105
What OS are you running and what version USB driver?
__________________
Patentmini
TTTTttt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2006, 08:48 AM   #5
jgleason
Retired Moderator - Theatre Guy (and computers)
 
jgleason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Weare, NH
Posts: 8,883
cx - They can get corrupted, especially tough on them if you remove them while XP is running, unless you do the "safely remove hardware" thing. You can reformat it, same as any other drive. You could also run chkdsk on it to see if there are any errors - "chkdsk /r" will find and fix errors. Might be easier to just reformat it though.

Unless it is an oddball USB drive, there won't be any special drivers for it. XP recognizes most of the USB drives without a problem. Assuming you keep your system updated Kelly - XP service pack 2 and all updates done from the Windows Update site, right?
jgleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2006, 09:51 AM   #6
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 91,787
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe
Unless it is an oddball USB drive,....
And just what are you suggesting there, Mr. Gleason?

Naw, it seems like a pretty standard thingee. And no computer has ever had any trouble recognizing it, including federal gov'ment computers, and I ain't got no eye-dee what OS they run.

I learned not to remove it without the "safely remove hardware" thing early on. Accidentally pulled it out and got me an instant shut-down.

But sometimes when I try to do the remove hardware thing, it says no, you can't remove that now, try again later, or some such nonsense. Pull it out then with no problems at all.

I'll pewt it in and try to format and see does that make any difference.

And I do think I am actually up to date on the XP, Joe. Both my confusers seem to prompt me regularly to do that. Otherwise, you'd be quite right in your assumption, though.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2006, 11:01 AM   #7
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 68,125
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
CX, if one of my computers tells me I can't remove the drive, I shut the computer down and then pull it out.

I've got one of those drives that tells me every time I plug it in that is was not removed properly the time before. Bitchy thing.
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2006, 12:56 PM   #8
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 91,787
I figger if the damn confuser can't figger how to stop the damn drive and make it removable it prolly won't be able to figger out I removed the thing.

And I've been right ever time so far. But I don't do it if I got important stuff runnin'.

The little boogers are just soooo handy when you just gotta take stuff next door or pewt it onna laptop to take with you or take some pichers somewhere for a quick show-and-tell or whatever. And they even come with a cord to hang around your neck like your cell-phone so's you don't lose'em, eh, JB?
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-29-2006, 01:22 PM   #9
John Bridge
Mudmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
Posts: 68,125
Send a message via AIM to John Bridge
As a matter of fact, I took the cord off the drive I recently acquired and transferred it to my cell phone. Looks dressier than my Schluter badge holder.
John Bridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-30-2006, 03:16 PM   #10
mike1993
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 31
Eventhough it's not directly related to USB problems, CX, but if you always want to have a backup( besides obviuos: external HD, flash drives, dvdr's) check out www.mozy.com. 2Gb of space is free. This is plenty for OE data.

It's very simple to use, and most important: it lets you to chose your own encryption key.
The only drawback is you'd better have fast connection. Otherwise uploading ~1Gb or so of data might be a bit of pain.
mike1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-31-2006, 08:54 PM   #11
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 91,787
Thanks, Mike. I have fast connection much of the time, but for about four months a year I have barely any connection at all sometimes. I think I'm better off with portable hardware storage for my backups. And with what's available out there today, I don't think I'd run outta space any time soon.

Biggest problem for me is just doing it on a regular basis. Talk about your real bowdarkskulls.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC