Casey Bralla on 13 Oct 2011 14:46:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Weird drive quantum states

USB drives are not as reliable as you might think. I've known people who have had them "crash" and lost everything on them. It may be getting flaky and about to fail.


However, I also think the possibility of a poor mechanical USB connection could cause this problem.



On Wednesday 12 October 2011 8:51:22 PM jeff wrote:

> A number of times I have been copying things to a usb drive and the

> drive simply unmounts itself (or just plain disappears, if you'd

> prefer). No form of cajoling seems to reattach it, even though dmesg

> indicates it is mounted.


> Just the other day I was backing up, like a good computer person should,

> and an external drive not only disappeared, but now only provides read

> errors (uh-oh).


> What makes drives go away during use?



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