dumping large partition to USB drive fails

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 28 18:55:50 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 02:53:31AM +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 17:05:08 +0100
> Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> > Manufacturer's diagnostics.  Usually: download from manufacturer site, 
> > burn onto CD, reboot from CD, voila.
> good point. these may already be part of the Ultimate boot CD http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/  - never leave home without it ! ;)
An update on how it went; I tested the drive in an old PC with the
Western Digital tool from the ultimate boot CD. The diagnostics produced
no errors.

A tip from Paul Mather pointed to problems with USB/firewire chipset,
the PL-3507, which was what I found in my enclosure. Most likely this is
the culprit. I'm going to buy a new enclosure.

Thanks for the help, everybody.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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