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for proper sleep functionality - say no to usb 2.0!!

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supernova777:



sometimes the best answers are the simplest answers!
its been discussed before
but just to put it up for people to read and remember

g4s.. always have an issue with waking from sleep with some pci cards installed
the most notorious of which is the usb2.0 pci card.. though compatible.. somehow
causes the system to not regain wakefullness after sleeping..
sleep is a great function.. for power efficiency.. i would love to be able to save money
by letting my machien sleep while i go out shopping without having to take the time to sleep it
myself.. having this be automatic..

but of course we need usb ports.. some more then others..
the pci card... for osx users is a must.. to get usb 2.0 speed
but for mac os 9 musician creative types.. do we need usb 2.0?
no.. we use firewire..

the simple solution is.. dont use a usb pci card.
buy a cheap powered hub.. have more then enough ports
+ power for all your devices..

just yank that pci usb 2.0 card out!!
and enjoy proper sleep functionality;)

thoughts/questions/topics for discussion:

a) has anyone got a usb 2.0 pci card that DOESNT interfere with sleep?
b) which is the best usb 1.1 or usb 2.0 powered hub design for us users as os9 musicians?
c) which is the best usb 1.1 or usb 2.0 mod for adding ports to the front of our g4s?
d) will a powered hub interfere with sleep aswell?
e) obviously usb 3.0 is not needed for us.. but would it be 100% compatible downgrading these blue/usb3 ports to 1.1 in mac os 9?
f) what other items have you noticed also can cause problems with sleep?

http://lifehacker.com/five-best-usb-hubs-1414094277
http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-B10A


its not a  bad design this power-bar like style!


http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/spectrus/
^ this one looks pretty sweet! wonder if it comes with the multi colored usb cords!

MacTron:

--- Quote from: chrisNova777 on September 10, 2014, 12:39:27 PM ---sometimes the best answers are the simplest answers!
its been discussed before
but just to put it up for people to read and remember
...
but for mac os 9 musician creative types.. do we need usb 2.0?
no.. we use firewire..

--- End quote ---
... and eSATA :)


--- Quote ---a) has anyone got a usb 2.0 pci card that DOESNT interfere with sleep?

--- End quote ---
Yes I had one...
But I don't know where it is now a days...


--- Quote ---b) which is the best usb 1.1 or usb 2.0 powered hub design for us users as os9 musicians?

--- End quote ---

All USB hubs I have tried worked well.


--- Quote ---c) which is the best usb 1.1 or usb 2.0 mod for adding ports to the front of our g4s?

--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---d) will a powered hub interfere with sleep aswell?

--- End quote ---
I shouldn't.


--- Quote ---e) obviously usb 3.0 is not needed for us.. but would it be 100% compatible downgrading these blue/usb3 ports to 1.1 in mac os 9?

--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---f) what other items have you noticed also can cause problems with sleep?

--- End quote ---

UAD-1

In my experience, the USB 1.1 or 2.0 PCI cards and Hubs are not problematic with deep sleep.
Unless some device connected to them which can cause problems ...

BTW: I have this HUB but the white model :) note the power switches.



supernova777:
it would be great if we could get some feedback about any specific usb 2.0 card that allows for sleep mode to function properly

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