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PowerMac G4, USB card, and Sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2002/03/21 - Kevin Cundiff

Hello,

I've searched this newsgroup, Google, and Apple's website, but cannot find answers to the following questions:

+ Is USB 2.0 supported on a PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth)
running MacOS 9.2.2

+ Are there any USB (1.0 or 2.0) cards that support
the "deep sleep" mode?

+ If there are no "sleeping cards", can I use a hub to attach more devices, but still get sleep mode?

I purchased an Adaptec USB2 Connect 5100 and after getting it home, the fine print *inside* the box tells me that the card will only give me USB 1.0 performance and it will disabled "deep sleep" mode. I can live with USB 1.0 performance (although, I could have bought a cheaper card for that). But the lack of deep sleep mode makes the card unusable. I'm not about to bootup/shutdown my computer every time I use it.

TIA,
Kevin Cundiff

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Message #2 - Posted 2002/03/22 - Kevin Cundiff

Hello,

I've searched this newsgroup, Google, and Apple's website, but cannot find answers to the following questions:

+ Is USB 2.0 supported on a PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth)
running MacOS 9.2.2

+ Are there any USB (1.0 or 2.0) cards that support
the "deep sleep" mode?

+ If there are no "sleeping cards", can I use a hub to attach more devices, but still get sleep mode?

I purchased an Adaptec USB2 Connect 5100 and after getting it home, the fine print *inside* the box tells me that the card will only give me USB 1.0 performance and it will disabled "deep sleep" mode. I can live with USB 1.0 performance (although, I could have bought a cheaper card for that). But the lack of deep sleep mode makes the card unusable. I'm not about to bootup/shutdown my computer every time I use it.

TIA,
Kevin Cundiff

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