Hush woman!!! (omg i knew that was coming :P )
yeah, the new drive works fine...
here is the latest info using a little usb utility I found:
bMaxPacketSize0: 0x00 (0)
Current Config Value: 0x00
Device Bus Speed: Low
Device Address: 0x00
Open Pipes: 0
way out of my league, but the prob appears to be an issue with the drive and verbatims self contained usb interface... it has a LCD readout and it just says keeps on saying "scanning" and you can feel the drive running
the instructions that came with it said that if you format it in NTFS, it would do that for a few moments... well I think the combination of me using that format and a full drive encrytion just screwed the pooch LOL
I emailed then and they referred me back to the tech line which kept telling me I need a wye cable
so, unless I want to return it to newegg, I have a pretty paperweight.
On the other one, I didnt encrypt the whole drive, I used NTFS and broke it down into 5 encrypted virtual drives... it seems to be able to deal with that
do you know of anyway to reset the verbatim self contained interface?... the only ref i could find to this problem said to remove the power source, but you cant with the verbatim... this particular model features an "always on" interface ( i assume it uses some type of battery or capacitor) either way it is non removable.
I hear you giggling :P