[CentOS] OT: USB3 drive occasionally not detected
lowen at pari.edu
Wed Jul 13 14:20:22 UTC 2011
On Wednesday, July 13, 2011 09:38:28 AM Timothy Kesten wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011 14:34 schrieb Lamar Owen:
> > What does: dmesg|grep xhci tell you?
Yeah, no xhci kernel module....
> > USB3 is supposed to be fully supported in EL6,
> So I have to wait until CentOS 6 is tested (testing machine has no USB3) and
> then is installed on production server.
> Not such a big problem cause USB2 works with that drives - but slow ;-(
Once you've tasted the speed of USB3 you really don't want to go back..... It's as fast as native eSATA on most of my USB3-capable externals. Over twice as fast as USB2 on them.
An alternative would be to use the ELrepo 'mainline' kernel, assuming it has the xhci and/or xhci_hcd modules; but you'd be on your own configuring udev and friends to use it. If that were to work, I sure would be interested.
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