USB device compatibility list

Most Barix devices feature an extension port for attaching USB 1.1 compatible mass storage devices (hard disks or FLASH disks). This page describes compatibility and limitations of the extension port.


The extension port supports:

  • USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 (in USB 1.1 compatibility mode) devices
  • only Mass Storage class devices
  • HUBs are not supported (certain flash disks contain an embedded hub), the storage device needs to be connected directly
  • "super floppy" formatted disks (without partition table) or the first primary FAT partition
  • partition must be formatted as FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32

Most of the existing flash disks are supported. However, if you want to make sure that your flash disk is supported buy one from the below list.

NOTE: other Barix devices (e.g. the Exstreamer 105 / 120 / 205) have an Micro-SD slot supporting SDHC cards (i.e. up to 32GB).

Filesystem version

FAT 32 is supported since version 2.0 of the Filesystem.

To read the filesystem version on your device enter the IP address of your device into WEB browser followed by "/status" (e.g. "") and search for "Fs version" on the Status page.

100% compatible flash disks

The below devices have been tested and proven to work:

Name Capacity USB version Vendor ID Model ID Manufacturer Name Product Name
A-Data "Show me disk" 1GB 1GB 2.0 0x0457 0x0151 - not specified - USB Mass Storage Device
Barix 64MB Flash Disk 64MB 2.0 0x090c 0x1000 SMI Corporation USB DISK
Barix 256MB Flash Disk 256MB 2.0 0x1516 0x8628 Flash Drive AL_USB20
CBM 64MB 64MB 0x0204 0x6025 CBM Flash Disk
Creative NOMAD MuVo player 64MB 1.1 0x041e 0x4106 - not specified - - not specified -
EMTEC Flash Drive 2GB 2GB 2.0 0x13fe 0x3100 - not specified - USB DISK 2.0
Experient 32MB 32MB 1.1 0x0204 0x6025 CBM Flash Disk
Information Tools pen 64MB 1.1 0x058f 0x9380 Generic Mass Storage Device
Kingston DataTraveller 1GB 1GB 2.0
Kingston DataTraveller 256MB 256MB 2.0
niKKin Flash drive 1GB 1GB 2.0 0x1516 0x8628 memory USB2.0
LEXAR JumpDrive 256MB 256MB 1.1 0x05dc 0x0080 LEXAR MEDIA JUMPDRIVE
OCZ Rally 2 4GB 4GB 2.0
PIXIKA 512MB 512MB 2.0 0x17ef 0x3815 PIXIKA
Pretec I-Disk Tiny 2.0 256MB 256MB 2.0 0x0402 0x5651 - not specified - C-1 USB Storage Device
PQI 1GB USB2.0 flash disk 1GB 2.0
PQI Cool Drive U310 4GB 4GB 2.0 0x3538 0x0059 PQI PQI USB Flash Drive
PQI Cool Drive U310 8GB 8GB 2.0 0x3538 0x0054 PQI PQI USB Flash Drive
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 256 256MB 2.0
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 512 512MB 2.0
SanDisk Cruzer Mini 512 512MB 2.0
SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire 1GB 2.0 0x0781 0x5204 SanDisk Corporation Cruzer Crossfire
Sony Micro Vault 4GB 4GB 2.0 0x054c 0x0243 Sony Storage Media
Sony Micro Vault 2GB 2GB 2.0 0x054c 0x0243 Sony Storage Media
STEC 256MB 256MB 2.0 0x136b 0x0918 STEC STEC USB 256MB
Transcend Jet Flash 256 256MB 2.0 0x058f 0x6387 Generic Mass Storage Device
Unknown 512MB 512MB 2.0 0x0204 0x6025 CBM Flash Disk
Web Checkout 128MB 128MB

The VendorID, ModelID uniquely identify the device. They can be obtained e.g. on Linux using the lsusb tool. You can find the database of Vendors on the internet, e.g. Linux USB Project.

The ManufacturerName and ProductName are the information obtained from the respective USB descriptors of the device and may differ to the name on the box (e.g. OEM FLASH disks).

Incompatible devices

The following devices are not compatible with Barix devices:

  • PNY Ataché 1GB
  • LG 512MB USB drive

How to buy a USB stick compatible with Barix devices

  • buy devices listed in the compatibility table
  • if the device is listed but another size is available it will most likely work
  • if the device is not listed prefer the vendors from the list

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