TEAC FD-55GFR and Deviceside
silent700 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 16:45:14 CDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> I've used them since they were first introduced--a good drive, by and
> large. How is the +12 on your power supply? Does it sag or develop
> ripple when the drive is attached?
That was my suspicion when I saw the case's power light flashing on
and off in time with the drive click. That was confirmed just a
moment ago by hooking the drive to an old desktop PSU. No sag, no
click. Disk imaged fine. So I can leave everything hang out, go find
a beefier USB caddy somewhere, or go with the less power-hungry
The Deviceside's creator, Adam Goldman, advices that if I can create
an image successfully with the Panasonic, it should be fine (ie if the
drive were incompatible it would croak during the process.) I'll do a
few more test images later and see for myself.
What was odd was that despite the clicking/fluctuations of the TEAC
drive, it imaged a disk just fine in that state. I can only guess
that it draws a lot of power on start-up, fails to get it from this
PSU, tries again and gets stuck in that loop. Addressing the drive
from the interface breaks it out temporarily. Either way, probably a
good way to kill a drive in short order.
Given its features and the attentiveness of its developer, I can
tentatively endorse the Deviceside. It can't write disks, but for
that we await the Kryoflux...
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