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Need a power adapter for firelite fwfl100-n

I need to power my firelite fwfl100-n to be able to read it on my laptop. The drive is in good condition because I can work with it on my imac, and on my m17 inch macbook pro, but not on a regular macbook. Which ac adapter should I get?

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it could be that power isn't sufficient on the USB connection. you might need to plug in your AC adapter.

Also this drive has both FireWire and USB ports on it.

To get it working, make sure that the AC adapter is supplying power, and that USB is connected correctly, then re-boot.

Ubuntu should recognize the drive.

Command line tools that may help are


this shows which devices are connected via USB to your computer.

dmesg | less

will help you look for the drive's identification and recognition by the computer, providing information such as vendor strings, capacity, and device assignments.

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If you say, that the drive reads OK on a desktop computer, but not on a laptop, then the drive itself is fine.

First, try to establish, whether the drive spins up correctly when attached to a laptop. Hard drives need a considerable amount of power to spin up (the first second or so), usually slightly above the 0.5 Amp limit that USB specifications require. Desktop computers, as they have a large power supply, can output this momentary extra current without problem, whereas laptops, where power is tightly controlled (to facilitate longer opearation on battery), may have the output power more strictly limited. Try all the available USB sockets on your laptop, sometimes one of them will be able to give just enough power.

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