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On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 08:19:05PM +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:12:06 +0200
> Roland Smith wrote:
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> > Unfortunately I can't check the drives with smartctl; they produce an S=

CSI
> > error. I'll try 'camcontrol defects', and see if that turns up anything.


Well, camcontrol didn't work either. :-(
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> possibly because of the USB enclosure.
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> I've had very mixed results with USB cases - some great, some dying for =

no
> reason, some working on and off. I would test the drive itself outside th=

e USB
> enclosure (hopefully you have one that can be pulled apart) and see how t=

hat
> goes.=20


These ones are relatively easy to disassemble, luckily. I have two
enclosures of the same brand, but the older (malfunctioning) one has
both USB 2 and firewire connections, while the newer one just has a USB 2
connection. See http://www.conceptronic.nl/site/desk....aspx?tabinde=
x=3D0&tabid=3D200&Cat=3D60&grp=3D6010&ar=3D450&Prod_ID=3D1393&Prod=3DCHD3UL

I'll disassemble the malfunctioning drive, put it in an old PC and run
smartctl on it. Are there any other tests that might be worthwhile?

Roland
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R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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