[clug] USB memory stick
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Mon Apr 12 03:10:10 GMT 2004
On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 11:02:02AM +0800, Simon Cousins wrote:
> IANAHE, but I understand that Flash memory allows for a finite number of
> writes. Perhaps lower-quality Flash reduces the possible number of writes
> even further.
That may be true, but the error looks much more likely to be in the
USB glue logic than in the flash itself. More likely it's just poor
quality construction that hasn't survived being bounced around on a
keychain for a month or two.
> > From: linux-bounces+simon=simoncousins.com at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> > bounces+simon=simoncousins.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Jepri
> > Sent: Monday, 12 April 2004 10:55 AM
> > To: crash at michaelcarden.net
> > Cc: linux at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: Re: [clug] USB memory stick
> > Michael Carden wrote:
> > > I have just been given a USB 'keychain' style flash memory beastie. It's
> > a
> > > no-name thing with "Standard and Poor's" printed on its outside. I'd
> > like to
> > > use it on a machine running Debian unstable and kernel 2.4.22
> > >
> > > USB in general is working on this machine; my digital camera can be
> > mounted as
> > > a USB block storage device and files may be copied from it.
> > >
> > > When I connect the memory stick, dmesg shows that it has been seen, but
> > it
> > > throws an error:
> > >
> > > hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-1, assigned address xx
> > > usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
> > > usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=xx (error=-110)
> > >
> > My memory stick started doing this after a few months. It had stopped
> > working. Have you checked your memory stick in some other computers?
> > If it fails in all of them, it might be a goner.
> > Free gifts and all that.
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