no 512 ram....8 gig storage is a removable disk. thumb drive usb No driver from PNY. Don't really care if there is some limit on the storage but it won't function at all without a driver. The only driver I found "expects a newer version of windows" but it was labeled as a Win9x driver. The Win 98/2 box runs stuff that my XP won't and Vise Versa but I would like to exchange files without burning CDs or using my camera cards thru a usb reader that both boxes can work.
98 USB drive support was rather skimpy and what there was always seemed to need 98 second edition. I don't know what 98/2 is but if you're unsure which version you have, right click on MY COMPUTER, choose 'properties' and see what it says
No luck with any drivers I was directed to. All refused to install "Expected newer version of Windows". Tried them on 2 different systems with Win 98 2nd edition running with usb functionallity using Sandisk products and even a cheapo Ipod that required extra drivers but were available from their support team. PNY emailed me that there "is no Win 98 support and hasn't been for years". PNY net support still says it will work with correct drivers. No answer to what correct drivers are or where they are. The L hand doesn't know what the R hand is doing. Next time I will buy something NOT made by PNY no matter what their web support claims. Sorry to have bothered you all with my trivial frustration. Tom
DAVEINCAPS: No need to shout! USB (Universal Serial Bus) I guess that has no meaning that aged mortals like myself would correctly grasp. Def: Universal 1. Of, relating to, extending to, or affecting the entire world or all within the world; worldwide: Apparently Win98SE must be just "out of this world". Perhaps Unpredictable Serial Bus would be a better description. I'm pretty sick of every "$$$ upgrade" causing more grief than actually providing more reliable function. "Anyone capable of writing 98 drivers is probably long gone" If they are they were very short lived. RIP. I used CPM and DOS 3.1 and crashes were unheard of and dependability was paramount. If they are gone they were fired for making things backward compatible....as anyone with any business ethics would! At the very least they would say it was impossible rather than "if you use the right drivers" and then not provide them! Sorry, no spark plugs or tires for your 10 year old car....time for an upgrade! tom in lower case
BTW my newest vehicle is 12 years old and my oldest is 32. The middle one is 24 and is a daily driver. Perhaps I expect too much. The 2 older ones do not drain the battery keeping their on board computers from losing their minds. Yet they both have clocks but the drain is barely measurable. The 12 year old truck has to have a battery maintainer hooked up to prevent the continuous 85ma (24/7) load from flattening the battery between hauling hay and livestock chores. This is considered normal by the dealer. Why is it that older electronics didn't require nearly the current to store the data.
Othehill, Old drivers removed. Old usb hubs removed. nusb33.exe run. It restored the hubs. Each usb device that worked before had to have it's drivers reloaded. The PNY device shows as "has a problem" and still needs a driver. Nothing I have "that I am aware of" can supply the driver. I have a couple old Didgital Audio Players that can be used to Xfer files so I guess I'm done trying to get the PNY flash drive to work. Old serial port devices don't work with new computers and new USB devices don't work with old computers. Planned obsolescence? trp
Othehill, I'm guessing it's just like my perfectly good 15 year old, $1500 digital camera. I'll need to buy used cards or flash drives to get one small enough to work. The camera chokes on anything over 256 meg. Perhaps that's why one buyer asked if the flash drive could be partitioned? The wife's 512 meg Mp3 player works as a flash drive so it'll have to do. Maybe I'll find a small one at a flea market. I'll get honest "I duno" support there. Thanks anyway. Guessing what will work isn't what I plan to do with my limited income. PS the driver you steered me to was the only one out of 8 that loaded and didn't complain about the OS being too old. It worked with everything I, or the Win SE CD had drivers for. At least it didn't blow up that "unstable" system. Trp
The size of the flash drive is irrelevant. I have used 16GB flash drives in Windows 98 SE. If NUSB did not work however, I don't know what else to tell you except try posting in the NUSB support thread at MSFN.
I would guess the USB controllers may have something to do with it. There are plenty of card readers out there that can't handle larger capacity cards. So, I think the capacity of the flash drive does have something to do with it.
Lonecrusader, what hardware are you running Win98SE on? Are you using a controller card, or integrated USB?
one controller is on the MB and is 1.1. 1 pr of usb ports a 2nd one is also on the MB and is 2.2 and is also 1 pr of usb ports A 3rd one is part of a digital video editing card and is also 2.2 pair. Pinnacal Systems. All work fine. The system runs AutoCad 2000. Solids modeling. A demanding flight simulation program. And the video editor. The cost of software replacement to gain "support" is prohibitive. trp None of this stuff runs on XP or if it will it is a factory secrete as to how. The serial port is the first roadblock that has never been resolved.
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