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USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Doomsday123, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. Doomsday123

    Doomsday123 Thread Starter

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    I recently accuired a USB Flash Drive from a friend because he did not know how to use it. Well know that makes two of us... Well, I can usually use them but this one is weird. I plug it in and it recognizes that the usb drive has been plugged in but when I go to My Computer there is no removable drive listed. Only the C:\ is there...

    It is a...
    ACOM Data
    Model Number TSAR-006
    P/N:F433AP001
    S/N:310417

    I googled it but I found nothing. I went to ACOM Data's website and still nothing. If someone could provide me with some info or help me figure out how to use it I would be more than greatful. Thanks.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    You sure it's acomdata?

    Does it have an FCC number on it?
     
  3. chalky

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    I reinstalled the drivers.... I had to do it twice.... why...:confused:
     
  4. chalky

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    I share files with a USB Flash Drive with a friend...she has XP and the drive just works on the machine...doesn't require drivers...on my machine - 98 I needed to install the drivers...had to reinstall them twice before the drive showed up in M/C...why I don't know...
     
  5. griffinspc

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    It sounds like it needs formatting. Format it as FAT16 and see if that solves the problem.

    When you say only C:\ does that mean you don't show a drive letter for the drive like E:\ ?
     
  6. griffinspc

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  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, the O/S in use would be handy...

    If you're running 2K or XP, you can format it in Disk Management.
     
  8. sponsor

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    usb flash drives are good if you are running on latest Operating Systems / and also an updated bios. Old bios versions make them hang.
    try reinstalling the drivers of the USB flash device. Perhaps your machines usb ports are usb 1.0/1.1.
    some important facts about usb drives can be found from this link
     
  9. marcotw

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    If I am correct, the TSAR-006 is not a flash drive. It is a USB-RF device that is used with an associated laser pointer. The laser pointer also functions as a slide advance device (e.g. with a PowerPoint presentation) and communicates with the computer via the USB-RF.
     
  10. stagesound

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    You are completely correct - the device is a receiver for a laser pointer / Powerpoint presentation controller - it is model no. TSAM-001
     
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