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Old 04-30-2010, 02:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation Problem in 320GB HDD


I have a external USB Transcend Hard Drive having capacity 320 GB Formated in NTFS. I have installed ntfs-3g module in my centos 5.4 box for accessing or writing this drive.

I am facing a problem in this HDD that when I try to transfer data from cantos machine to this hdd which is approx. 40 GB then after copy of some GB of data to external drive copy gets stuck and also it don't give me any error.. I am able to copy 1 to 5 gb data in my ext. drive. I have checked this drive in same machine on windows xp this situation is same in this platform also and also it gives me in this an error message that write delay failed. I have checked this drive on my laptop which having same winxp sp3 but problem was same. Please suggest what is the issue.

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Old 04-30-2010, 03:10 AM   #2
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Thanks for good information

Because the problem is happening under CentOS and WXP on one computer and under WXP on another computer it is unlikely to be related to either OS or hardware which leaves only one thing -- the USB Transcend Hard Drive itself.

CentOS may have reported some hardware interface errors in the /var/log/* files. WXP may have something in the logs visible via Event Viewer (?).

You could check the file system using CHKDSK on WXP. Maybe something similar as part of ntfs-3g on CentOS.

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