usb loader with external dvd drive

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Jun 14, 2010
  1. plazer66
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    Newcomer plazer66 Newbie

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    Hello,
    Does anyone knows how to use a external dvd rom/drive using usb loader?
    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Install the latest Hermes cIOS (v5.1) and use uLoader with it.
     
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    I'm doing this and it mostly works pretty well, there is one problem though... I bought one of those tiny DVD drives that are made for use w/ laptops/netbooks and is powered only by the USB ports. Because of this the manufacturer decided to have the drive spin down almost immediately after any read is finished to save juice. Any game that streams data from the DVD is going to take issue w/ this and stutter while the drive spins back up to stream.

    Prince of Persia plays fine in game, for example, but the game isn't trying to stream data while you're playing. Hit a plot point and the first second or two of the voice acting is usually dropped while the drive spins up. Once it's up to speed things improve to the expected performance.
     
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    Hermes should modify his loader to avoid power-saving on USB devices... but it might be entirely managed by hardware (the drive), so there's the possibility that it wouldn't be possible to do it from software (the loader).

    Other than that, the best thing you could try right now is buying a big 3,5" external drive with a separate power supply [​IMG]
     

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