USB Drive Reliability

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at
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              

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