binary (i.e. same as a gibi) definition of 'giga'. They even wrote from the position as if they're giving you more storage
than they stated, since the drive is slightly larger than 16 billion
bytes.The foundation of communication is common definition: I believe that all drive manufacturers should use the same binary measurements as those used for RAM and other traditional removable media. 16GB = 17,179,869,184 bytes, not 16,000,000,000.Though the drive "locks" in the open position, I've had it unlock while
plugging it into tighter USB connections. Basically, the lock isn't
much help and you have to keep your hand on the slide mechanism when
inserting it into the machine. This can make your thumb quite sore if you have to do it often.The plastic case doesn't look that durable compared to my other drives. Handle with care. The carrying 'necklace' attaches to a plastic loop on the back of the drive which I fully expect to break should I drop it on a hard surface.This drive doesn't currently work with the latest
Linux kernels (tested with Kubuntu Intrepid 2.6.25-4), likely due to a
USB regression. It works fine with Hardy 2.6.24-16, and Windows, so
this will likely be identified and fixed sooner or later (I plan to file a bug this weekend).-J
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They never will because no one will be the first to try and risk not selling drives because people see one with 400GB or 380GB and get the 400.
Shame its not running on 2.6.25. I'm sure it will get fix quick.
Though the drive "locks" in the open position, I've had it unlock while
inserting it into the machine. This can make your thumb quite sore if you have to do it often.
This might be an issue for some
Just as we thought: today's kernel update (2.6.27-1) completely resolves the problem and it is usable with Kubuntu again.
Good to here. Thats the price you pay sometime living on the bleading edge.
I totally agree. Unless some regulatory body steps in, it will unfortunately remain this way for most media in the future. :(
That's the truth!
I tend to do a dist-upgrade the day the next release hits alpha-1 and keep it up all through the release cycle, because I like troubleshooting.
That, or I'm some kind of masochist.
I tend to turtoure my self with new builds as well [:P]
I tend to turtoure my self with new builds as well
I think we all do.
Additional bonus and caveat------------------------------------
I discovered two things today:
1) Even though Transcend doesn't support the drive as a bootable device (as noted in their FAQ), the drive can be used in this manner. I was able to reformat it as FAT32 and boot Knoppix 5.31 from it without any problem.
2) Fully extended, the connector does not stick out as far as other USB drives. It won't make contact when in the top-right USB slot of a Dell D620 laptop! It will work in the bottom slot though, as the plastic on the edge of that slot is not quite as thick.