Gary Kline <> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:32:01AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Gary Kline <> wrote:
>> >        Sure, the optical uses [I think] a USB connector.  Pretty sure
>> >        that all these tiny "toys" are made at one factory! and then
>> >        labeled by the vendor.  If all the opticals are essentially
>> >        the same, then great.
>> I think they all pretty much follow the same standard. I've even had
>> success using an IDE CD-ROM drive plugged into a USB-to-IDE adapter
>> cable, before.
>       That kinda makes me laugh, because isn't the idea of USB to 
>       have *one* standard plug that fits into one jack?  --Seriously, 
>       my favorite "clicky" keyboard is a PS/2 and I have a USB adaptor 
>       that saved me.

The plug isn't the issue.  Drivers are.

>       The thing about the memsticks is that on my tower cases, you
>       have to get down and crawl around and find the jack...  Is there
>       such a thing as a USB "extender" cable, say, a meter or two long?  

Yes. Pretty much any place you can buy a USB drive will have them.
Even my local pharmacy carries them.
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