I just bought a Maxtor One Touch extern USB hard drive, and have a lot of problems with it.
First, I plug the USB cable too my pc, and use fdisk /dev/sda
to make four partitions at 30GB each.
After this i type mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdaX
, to make the file system, this take lots of time.
Now I mount a partition with mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
At first look, I can copy files to and from the drive, but only small files. If I for example try to copy a image of FC1, it stops at about 180MB, then hangs for some minutes, copy a little more, and then die. But why?
Does anyone have any idea, what the problem can be?
kind regards - and thanks in advance