Hello, and apologies ahead of time for what looks like a relatively common question.
However, I was unable to find any suitable answer which fit my situation precisely. I have an external Maxtor OneTouch Drive (120gb) formatted in fat32. I am able to mount the drive fine using
mount -r /mnt/sda1 /mnt/usb
(used -r in case write was part of problem), and copying small files works without incident, but when copying large files, the speed drops and then the drive is no longer detected by the system.
The drive does seem to be using
, so I don't think its simply usb1.1 being used instead of 2. Any and all help appreciated, thank you ahead of time, and I will gladly post more info as requested.
Relevant parts in /var/log/messages:
May 6 22:25:10 randomi ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
May 6 22:25:10 randomi ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: irq 21, pci mem e1813000
May 6 22:25:10 randomi ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
May 6 22:25:10 randomi ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Dec-29
May 6 22:25:10 randomi hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
May 6 22:25:10 randomi hub 1-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
May 6 22:25:10 randomi USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
(using gentoo with love-sources 2.6.6-rc3)
May 6 22:25:10 randomi Vendor: Maxtor Model: OneTouch Rev: 0200
May 6 22:25:10 randomi Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
May 6 22:25:10 randomi SCSI device sda: 240119808 512-byte hdwr sectors (122941 MB)
May 6 22:25:10 randomi sda: assuming drive cache: write through
After trying several different solutions, had friend hook up drive to his windows machine. Got some of the files off, but it turns out that drive had quite a bit of corruption. Score: Linux 1, Maxtor 0