Dell PE 1600SC, Windows 2000 Server, and Buffalo USB 2.0 hard drive

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Subject: Dell PE 1600SC, Windows 2000 Server, and Buffalo USB 2.0 hard drive
Posted by:  Gregg Hill (greggmhill at please do not spam me at yahoo dot com)
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009

Hello!

I just bought a Buffalo DriveStation 1TB external USB hard drive, model
HD-CE1.0TU2, to connect to a new client's old PE1600SC server running
Windows 2000 Server. The drive has a feature where it will power itself on
as soon as it sees a USB connection, and it connects, turns on for a few
seconds, then turns off, without ever showing the drive in Windows Explorer.

This server also has a CERC ATA 100 RAID array and runs OpenManage Array
Manager...a really old 3.4.1 version.

Does anyone know if the problem is likely to be the USB port, or if
OpenManage Array Manager is somehow interfering with seeing a USB drive?

The drive works fine on any XP system, and it is supported under 2000 per
Buffalo, so the OS should not be the problem.

I will go back to add a PCI USB 2.0 card Friday or Saturday to see if that
helps.

Thank you for your input!

Gregg

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