USB Drive Reliability
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Sun Sep 7 23:49:30 UTC 2008
On Aug 19, 2008, at 9:43 AM, Warren Block wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2008, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
>> I have one system (7.0) which becomes extremely unstable if I have
>> a USB drive connected. I usually get a system crash in 10 to 30
>> minutes after mounting the USB drive. It has never crashed without
>> the USB drive attached, and it has never gone for more than three
>> days with it attached. [...]
>> Unfortunately, the crashing system is a small form machine and
>> there is no way to put in a different USB controller. The USB
>> drive was for backups, which I now do over the network to the
>> machine that is working just fine.
> That might indicate a cable problem, even just being too long. A
> line-powered hub added between a problematic USB card reader and
> computer fixed an unreliable situation here.
Unfortunately that hasn't solved the problem.
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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