By any chance, do any of your motherboards
support USB Mass Storage devices?
And if it does, is the option for USB
Mass Storage device in the BIOS?
I use the ASUS P4P800, which has
the option in BIOS. I wonder if the mobo/BIOS
would have to have the option, before you
can use a USB Mass Storage Device?
I use a Apacer 7-1 card reader (USB2) internal
which XP picks up as a Mass Storage Device
no probs at all. And gives me 4 extra removable
devices (I,J,K,L). I've just replaced the floppy
with this, as you can also boot from the card
reader, by the looks of it.
Which can can take the SD/CF/MD/MMC
Smartmedia, MS and MS PRO cards.
I use it with a digital camera, which uses
an SD card, with no probs at all.