[ALUG] USB Backup Disk problems

steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk
Sun Apr 23 20:06:23 BST 2017

On 23/04/17 10:15, nev young wrote:
> On 21/04/17 20:10, steve-ALUG at hst.me.uk wrote:
>> Hi Geniuses!
>> [SNIP]
> I had a similar problem of a usb disk giving i/o errors but was fine 
> (apart from some directory corruptions) on a re-boot.
> The simple problem was insufficient current from the PSU. The drive 
> worked fine until it spun down. Then the next request pulled too much 
> current as the drive spun up and marked the drive in error.
> A better PSU fixed my problem.
> Hope your problem is just as simple.

Hmm, that's an idea.  I'll see if I can investigate that.  The drive has 
its own PSU though.  I'll see if it's working OK.  I also intend to try 
and low-level format and/or test it (if I can) and see what transpires.


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