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jj patyrapson

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Hi!
Have 250g hard drive i put in a external usb case that works fine,But if i try to error check or defragment it feezes.

Have tried in safe mode as well,
Error checking makes it to phaze 4 and Defrag makes it to 3%
The drive is ntfs, running Xp Pro

Any ideas, suggestions?

Thanking you!

Edited by jj patyrapson, 29 December 2005 - 08:10 PM.

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gerryf

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Is legacy usb enabled in bios?
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jj patyrapson

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Hi Gerryf!

I Could not find anything in bios called legacy usb,
the only thing i found there labeled usb was under device security
USB Port Device
This is set to available


Chairs!

Edited by jj patyrapson, 29 December 2005 - 09:40 PM.

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It could be a problem with the case. Some external cases have problems with larger drives due to heat.

You could pull the disk out and attach it directly to ensure that it is working correctly. If so, then that would point to the case and/or iissue with the drive.
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Good call kemasa...I like that

or you could blow a fan across it...does it feel warm?
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jj patyrapson

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Its heat while in use is slightly warm.
Gave another go at defrag,Oh dear she got hot all right.
So i assume its the case!
Do you still recomend removing drive to test?
I do not have a fan to blow across it im afraid,
So it looks like while i have this case no defrgmenting will be going on!

Thank you both
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I would assume that the case can not handle the heat. I would replace the case since any large amount of use will heat it up and cause problems. As such, any extended use could damage the disk and/or the case.

No, you don't really need to take the drive out to test it, I think it is clear that heat and the case are the problem.

What kind of case is it? Just curious.

The case I happen to like is:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817146188

There is another version with firewire, but it is more expensive. There are many other good cases, some perhaps are better. This was recommended by a friend that I trust and has worked well for me.
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Its a Icecube Pleiades
Thank you again
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I did a quick look and could not find anything which limited the size of the drive, but is uses passive cooling. You could get a small fan and see if that would cool it enough. Might be cheaper than getting a new case.
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