Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Fujitsu Corp.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.81 MB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.47 / 10 Apr 2001
The DataBook is an external storage device that connects to the host computer system using the Universal Serial Bus interface. Normally these types of hardware components can operate without an accompanying device driver due to the Plug and Play functionality of newer operating system platforms. The case may not be the same though for older computer system platforms. Essentially the Universal Serial Bus interface that is present in majority of computer system environments can either be a version 1.1 or 2.0. The main difference between the two interface versions lie on the data transfer rate capability of the communication port. For the version 1.1 of the Universal Serial Bus interface data transfer speeds can reach up to 12 megabytes per second. Using the version 2.0 of this communication port allows for data transfer speeds that can reach 480 megabytes per second. This transfer rate is relatively faster than any communication port presently hosted in computer system architectures.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
As a storage hardware component, the DataBook accepts data transfers from the host computer system which also serves as the host controller of the connection. This means that before any data transaction can be initiated by the external hard drive it must first acquire approval from the host computer system via the underlying operating system platform. Unlike internal hard drive components which connect either to an IDE or SATA interface the Universal Serial Bus interface port operates by sending data packets to the hardware component attached to the communication port. The main role of the device driver is to communicate with the Universal Serial Bus controller of the host operating system platform to make sure that any data exchange between the host controller and the external device is successful. It also ensures that data integrity is maintained. This essentially means that any data that is saved to the external hard drive must be read and opened in the same state that it was sent. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and DataBook USB Adapter (TPP) errors before installing any driver updates.