I have a Samsung R580 laptop running just Linux Mate 14. I also have a 500 gb NTFS USB drive that I want to transfer some files from before I use gparted on it. Neither drive are SSD.
I plugged it in via USB and went about deleting and moving files over, doing one operation at a time. At first I was working with one or two files and it was fine but once I tried to delete or move large batches of files panels started freezing, disks stopped reading/writing, All in all it ultimately led to data corruptionin the USB drive that spent half a day recovering in my windows system.
So, what gives? I looked around the net and all of the posts and articles aren't any newer than 2006. I looked anyway and of course have the right version of everything.