How to use an external USB3.0 drive with 4k sectors?
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jun 1 01:39:31 UTC 2012
On Thu, 31 May 2012, Jens Schweikhardt wrote:
> so I decided to try two HW technology advancements in one go.
> I have a brand new shiny 1TB USB3.0 external disk, that when plugged
> to an USB2(two!) reports
> da5 at umass-sim2 bus 2 scbus6 target 0 lun 0
> da5: <ST1000LM 024 HN-M101MBB 0000> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
> da5: 40.000MB/s transfers
> da5: 953869MB (244190646 4096 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 15200C)
> (The vendor, Jmicron, has put an NTFS on it, with a disk manual as a pdf file.
> Strangely, I cannot mount it with
> # ll /dev/da5*
> crw-r----- 1 root operator 0, 236 May 31 15:05 /dev/da5
> crw-r----- 1 root operator 0, 237 May 31 15:05 /dev/da5s1
> # mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/da5s1 /mnt
> mount_ntfs: /dev/da5s1: Invalid argument
It may not actually be an NTFS filesystem. Try
# file -s /dev/da5s1
Much more likely to be a USB problem than something to do with block
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