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OttoAcuna
Hi everyone,

Me again, sorry for so much questions, with Cacko for 3100 it appears that I would finally get around getting my new Z. I ask so much because with our devaluation rate (500 local currency per $), the new Z is a lot of money.

What are the limitations of the USB host connectivity, I ve read that storage, network and bluetooth USB devices will work. What would not?

Regards,

Otto
San Jose, Costa Rica
GadgetGuy
QUOTE(OttoAcuna @ Nov 1 2005, 03:26 PM)
Hi everyone,

Me again, sorry for so much questions, with Cacko for 3100 it appears that I would finally get around getting my new Z. I ask so much because with our devaluation rate (500 local currency per $), the new Z is a lot of money.

What are the limitations of the USB host connectivity, I ve read that storage, network and bluetooth USB devices will work. What would not?

Regards,

Otto
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Pretty much everything works. Sometimes (in most cases) out of the box (plug and play) sometimes you have to install or compile a driver
bluedevils
I thought there was a limitation that the usb host was not good for providing power. I think I read one thread where 6000s were able to power some really small HDDs, but the clamshells needed external power.
GadgetGuy
QUOTE(bluedevils @ Nov 1 2005, 04:29 PM)
I thought there was a limitation that the usb host was not good for providing power.  I think I read one thread where 6000s were able to power some really small HDDs, but the clamshells needed external power.
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The usb host has only limited power. True. That is why I use a powered USB hub when needed. No more power problems smile.gif

However in most cases the usb host power is enough. For example for: USB flash, mouse, keyboard, network interface etc.
maslovsky
QUOTE(OttoAcuna @ Nov 1 2005, 11:26 PM)
What would not?


Devices, which don't have Linux drivers.
Meanie
QUOTE(maslovsky @ Nov 2 2005, 06:53 PM)
QUOTE(OttoAcuna @ Nov 1 2005, 11:26 PM)
What would not?


Devices, which don't have Linux drivers.
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yep. things like video capture devices or tv tuners come to mind. also anything that requires usb 2.0 speeds will also not work for obvious reasons.
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