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Old 12-05-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
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Linux recognizes external HDD connected via eSATA but not via USB


Hi there,

yesterday I connected an external HDD via eSATA to my notebook. I formatted the disk and created an NTFS filesystem on it. Afterwards I copied a bunch of datas to this disk. Everything worked fine.

Today I connected the disk via USB and my system didn't recognized the NTFS-partition, so I couldn't mount the device. A Win7 system declarated the disk as "RAW".

When I connect the disk via eSATA again it is recognized by my Linuxsystem and I can access the datas on it. That's very strange and I guess I haven't understood the technology at all?!

My system is a LinuxMint 14 (64-bit).

Can anybody help me?
 
Old 12-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #2
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Hi there,

yesterday I connected an external HDD via eSATA to my notebook. I formatted the disk and created an NTFS filesystem on it. Afterwards I copied a bunch of datas to this disk. Everything worked fine.

Today I connected the disk via USB and my system didn't recognized the NTFS-partition, so I couldn't mount the device. A Win7 system declarated the disk as "RAW".

When I connect the disk via eSATA again it is recognized by my Linuxsystem and I can access the datas on it. That's very strange and I guess I haven't understood the technology at all?!

My system is a LinuxMint 14 (64-bit).

Can anybody help me?
It sounds like you created the NTFS partition using Linux, back everything up and then I'd suggest instead creating NTFS file systems with Win 7.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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That's incredible! Are you sure the filesystem is NTFS? Please, join the hard disk by USB and type, in a terminal, the following command:

Code:
 
lsusb
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