[kwlug-disc] Media errors on a USB disk

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Thu Oct 21 17:07:45 EDT 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
> I would also recommend that you pop the drive out of the external case and
> attach it to an internal bus, IDE or SATA.  Much faster, and, I believe (for
> no good reason) more reliable.

Actually, very good reason: USB doesn't support the full ATA command
set.  I don't know if e2fsck uses that, but SpinRite sure does.



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