I understood most of what you said Othehill, to a point. To this end I have made 2 screen captures joined together , the first is taken for windows control Panel System and the other with Aida 32.
Hopefully you you can make some sense of it and advise me further:
Universal Serial Bus controllers
hp psc2400 series (DOT4USB)
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USBUniversal Host Controller - 2442
Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM USBUniversal Host Controller -2444
USBMass Storage Device
VIA Rev 5 or later USBUniversal Host controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USBUniversal Host Controller
VIA USBEnhanced Host Controller
Host Controller -2442
Host Controller -2444
USBWID _03FOPID _3611 \MY477M23Q36T
USBWID _03FOPID _3611MI_0l \735FF9DB600001
USB\VID_03FOPID _3611 MI_02\ 735FF9DB600002
USBWID _03FOPID _3611MI_03\ 735FF9DB600003
PCI\VEN_l106DEV _30385UBSV5_12340925REV _50\411CD5:
PCI\VEN_l106DEV _30385UB5Y5_12340925REV _50\411CD5:
PCI\VEN_1106DEV _31045UB5Y5_12340925REV _51 \411CD5:
PCI\VEN_8086DEV _24425UB5Y5- 47328086REV _04\361AAA
PCI\VEN_8086DEV _24445UB5Y5- 47328086REV _04\361AAA
At the moment I am using a USB 2 cable bought to the front of the tower to drive my bits.
Thumb drives do not barf at the USB 2 barrier, but when I connect to the same cable a 20 Gig laptop IDE drive USB 2 connection the system barfs. There is no external power with this IDE connection, only the USB 2.
I have tried swapping around different USB 2 sockets at the rear, but still no joy.
I do not know what make or model the card is without ripping the box to pieces.
How would I find out what the specs are?
I am still looking around the web trying to find a program that may help to identify.
I have Sisoft Sandra which I will install tomorrow, maybe that will tell me.
Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia