Some working USB2 cards

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Some working USB2 cards

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Since several people have had problems getting a USB 2 PCI card to work with the new EHCI driver on their AmigaOnes, I thought I'd post details and pictures of the two cards I have working here in my two AmigaOnes. If others follow up with details of other cards they have seen working, this could evolve into a whitelist which could help others selecting a card.

Note: This is by no means an official guarantee that these cards will work for you, merely that they do for me. As usual, YMMV.

1. In my AmigaOne XE/G4, I have a card which is branded by TrendNet and uses a VIA chipset.

"PCIScan detail" says the following about it:
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Device #12:
Vendor: 0x1106 (VIA Technologies, Inc.)
Device: 0x3038 (VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0300
RevisionID: 0x62
Interrupt: Line 0x0A, Pin 0x01
Subsystem Vendor: 0x1106
Subsystem ID: 0x3038
Resource range #4 (IO)
Base address: 0x00802440
Physical address: 0x00802440
Size: 0x00000020

Device #13:
Vendor: 0x1106 (VIA Technologies, Inc.)
Device: 0x3038 (VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0300
RevisionID: 0x62
Interrupt: Line 0x0B, Pin 0x02
Subsystem Vendor: 0x1106
Subsystem ID: 0x3038
Resource range #4 (IO)
Base address: 0x00802460
Physical address: 0x00802460
Size: 0x00000020

Device #14:
Vendor: 0x1106 (VIA Technologies, Inc.)
Device: 0x3104 (USB 2.0)
Class code: 0x0C0320
RevisionID: 0x65
Interrupt: Line 0x07, Pin 0x03
Subsystem Vendor: 0x1106
Subsystem ID: 0x3104
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98100800
Physical address: 0x98100800
Size: 0x00000100

Device #15:
Vendor: 0x1106 (VIA Technologies, Inc.)
Device: 0x3044 (VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0010
RevisionID: 0x46
Interrupt: Line 0x0A, Pin 0x01
Subsystem Vendor: 0x1106
Subsystem ID: 0x3044
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98101000
Physical address: 0x98101000
Size: 0x00000800
Resource range #1 (IO)
Base address: 0x00802480
Physical address: 0x00802480
Size: 0x00000080
It looks like this:
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(Next post shows my other card.)
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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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2. In my AmigaOne XE/G3, I have a card with an ALi chipset.

PCIScan details:
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Device #12:
Vendor: 0x10B9 (ALi Corporation)
Device: 0x5237 (USB 1.1 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0310
RevisionID: 0x03
Interrupt: Line 0x0B, Pin 0x02
Subsystem Vendor: 0x10B9
Subsystem ID: 0x5272
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98101000
Physical address: 0x98101000
Size: 0x00001000

Device #13:
Vendor: 0x10B9 (ALi Corporation)
Device: 0x5237 (USB 1.1 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0310
RevisionID: 0x03
Interrupt: Line 0x0B, Pin 0x02
Subsystem Vendor: 0x10B9
Subsystem ID: 0x5272
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98102000
Physical address: 0x98102000
Size: 0x00001000

Device #14:
Vendor: 0x10B9 (ALi Corporation)
Device: 0x5237 (USB 1.1 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0310
RevisionID: 0x03
Interrupt: Line 0x0B, Pin 0x02
Subsystem Vendor: 0x10B9
Subsystem ID: 0x5272
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98103000
Physical address: 0x98103000
Size: 0x00001000

Device #15:
Vendor: 0x10B9 (ALi Corporation)
Device: 0x5239 (USB 2.0 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0320
RevisionID: 0x01
Interrupt: Line 0x0A, Pin 0x01
Subsystem Vendor: 0x10B9
Subsystem ID: 0x5272
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98104000
Physical address: 0x98104000
Size: 0x00000100

Device #16:
Vendor: 0x10B9 (ALi Corporation)
Device: 0x5253 (M5253 P1394 OHCI 1.1 Controller)
Class code: 0x0C0010
RevisionID: 0x00
Interrupt: Line 0x07, Pin 0x03
Subsystem Vendor: 0x10B9
Subsystem ID: 0x5253
Resource range #0 (MEMORY)
Base address: 0x98104800
Physical address: 0x98104800
Size: 0x00000800
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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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I have tried 2 cards. A 6 port card with an nvidia chip, and a 5 port NEC card
both worked well once I discarded a faulty usb cable to a hub I was using.

The NVidia chipped card is the MP5273 (6)
http://www.chronos.com.tw/_products_061 ... 5273-6.htm

PCI 6 PORT USB 2.0 CARD

Features:

USB Interface

One EHCI USB 2.0 and three OHCI USB 1.1 Host Controllers for supporting up to six USB Ports.
Supports HS (480Mbits/sec), FS (12Mbits/sec) and LS (1.5Mbits/sec) data transfer rate.

PCI Interface

Compliant with PCI specification 2.2.
Supports up to 33 MHz PCI interface clock.
Supports PCI bus power management specification 1.1.
High performance PCI bus master.
2.5 V core, 3.3 V I/O, 5V tolerant input.
128-pin PQFP Package.

The 5 port PCI card P/N: MM-U2NEC101-4E1I
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/900661/ ... ipset.html

I have had a printer, camera, and one or other of 4 usb2 hubs connected and all work fine on two A1 XEs
Writing up to 3GB in one hit, no lockups or crashes - no numbers sorry.
Impressions: Writing 3GB still seems to drag along, lets agitate for USB3 :)
Copying from the card is very much faster, smaller files read or write in a flash.

For the record the hubs tested with and without power are
I-rocks 4 port hub and card reader
I-rocks 3port hub
DSE 7 port hub

Aten 4 port magnetic hub (unpowered only)
SSK SB reader
1 GB, 4GB SB cards; 2GB, 4GB, 8GB flash drives.

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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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Correction. I have tried a different and even longer USB cable to the unpowered 3 port hub
and it is writing without errors. The other long cable has become faulty it would appear.
I have still to try the replacement on the powered hubs.

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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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Some Numbers

Writing 22 videos totalling 6409.5 MB (6.41 GB) from sfs PATA drive (sil680 controller) to 8GB FAT flash drive:
48m 13s (2893 secs) = 2.2 MB/s

Copying same from card to drive:
14m 10 s (850 secs) = 7.54 MB/s

One wonders why the sticks are called flash drives.

The videos, should anyone want to know, are here:
http://geoflop.uchicago.edu/forecast/docs/lectures.html

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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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What's the performance like on USB 2? Any benchmarks?

Also, is there any special set-up required, or is it simply a matter of installing a PCI card and away it goes with the EHCI driver?
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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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daveyw
Also, is there any special set-up required, or is it simply a matter of installing a PCI card and away it goes with the EHCI driver?
Away it goes!

I've amended two of my messages above to provide better info and a couple of numbers. (There were no icons associated with the files copied).

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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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Discovered something new to like about the updated USB drivers on u3!

I'd found before that if I created a folder on a flash drive and copied files to it on my A1, then the folder wouldn't appear when I plugged the drive into my PlayStation 3. Anything copied into the root, plus folders I created when plugged into my old Windows ME laptop, would show up, but not folders and therefore anything in the folders.

Just tested it now with the same hardware on my A1 (i.e., motherboard USB 1.1 connected to my powered Logitech USB 2.0 hub and the same flash drive) and it was fine. Created a folder and copied a 6MB avi made with FFMpeg, the PS3 saw it and allowed me to play it.
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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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Here are some pics of my USB2 hardware for my A1-XE-G4.

NZXT powered multi-hub internal adaptor

Koutech PCI card (back)

Koutech PCI card (front)

The NZXT is plugged into the two internal ports on the Koutech card. The case ports and the card reader/USB ports are plugged into the NZXT card. The NZXT just attaches anywhere inside with velcro.

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Re: Some working USB2 cards

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Tried this:

http://www.startech.com/Value-6-Port-US ... CI625USB2I

But the result was no joy. First installed in my only spare slot, beneath the AGP slot. Wasn't recognised on boot-up, and got multiple notifications that hub wasn't responding to reset.

Next tried it in the slot 2nd from the bottom (above my sound card). That was even worse: the A1 failed to boot during the SLB.

Sigh...
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