USB FLASH Drive LED doesn't change
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Fri Nov 10 19:10:05 UTC 2006
Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 10 November 2006 17:44, Mike McCarty wrote:
>>I recently purchased my first FLASH drive, specifically, the
>>Emprex 512MB with USB 2.0 interface. It has a small LED on it
>>which was specifically touted as giving the user indication of
>>when it is safe to remove the device. What I observe is that
>>there is indeed a small LED, which always glows red when the
>>device is plugged into a USB port. I am able successfully to
>>mount and unmount the device, but I see no change in the LED,
>>either with it turning off or turning green, or what.
>>Could some with more experience with such devices give me
>>more information? Is this something which only works with
>>MS products, or do I just not know what to look for? Or what?
>>Thanks for your time.
> It's brand-specific, I think. My Disgo behaves like that, but my Acer
> pendrive lights only during activity.
Watch the LED to see if it flashes when there is activity on the drive.
That may be the indication they are talking about. Of course I have
one drive that where the LED is, I cannot see it when plugged in on the
Dell I use at work. I found a bug in the umounting of USB drives due to
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