Problems with external USB disk

Problems with external USB disk

Post by M?ns Rullg?r » Sat, 20 May 2006 06:20:03

> Hi everybody.

> I have an annoying problem with an external USB drive (a Lacie 160GB
> USB 2.0, formatted in fat32), with kernel 2.6.12-9-k7.

That kernel is getting quite old.  You should try a newer version.

Quote:> The following actions works fine:
> - plugging in / mounting
> - copying any files from PC to disk;
> - copying very small files from disk to PC;

> Otherwise, this action hangs and aborts, and I have to unplug the disk
> and remount it:
> - copying a big file from usb disk to PC.

I've had that kind of problems a long time ago, but they've all gone away.

M?ns Rullg?rd


Problems with external USB disk

Post by capt_mulc » Mon, 22 May 2006 05:22:47

Format the drive as ext3, put an ext3 driver on windows.


Problems with external USB disk

Post by Andre » Mon, 22 May 2006 20:33:35

> Format the drive as ext3, put an ext3 driver on windows.

I can't do it: I use that disk to share files between
linux/windows/mac. Probably I have to change kernel, but I don't know
how to do it under Ubuntu. Apprently it doesn't have other kernels in



Problems with external USB disk

Post by capt_mulc » Wed, 24 May 2006 04:41:03

If you download and install the driver (a simple .exe install) you CAN
share it between systems. I do it all the time.



1. External Disk VS External Disk Enclosure

I am interested in a portable solution for transporting data.
I have done some research but did not conclude to which is better.

I like the enclosures better because i have some 80gb and 20gb drives
which i can use. I don't need 120GB or 250GB that the drives come.

I have read many posts that say all the enclosures use a ide<->firewire
and ide<->usb 2.0 bridge and that there is no native usb/firewire drive.
Some posts mentioned that the Oxford 911 chipset is not good with ATAPI
optical drives (cannot do UDMA) but i don't care since i am not thinking
about carrying my DVD+RW drive, but all who used hard disk drives
recommended the Oxford 911 chipset.
(For example i give the Kingwin KH-350-UF-S )

The external disks i have seen are

I couldn't find anywhere if they are native usb/firewire or they use a
bridge. I guess they use a bridge.

What do you think is better ?
Also, i am worried if an aluminum enclosure can dissipate the heat
by itself without a fan, or should i get the 5.25" drive which
has a fan also.

Thank you for your time.

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