[solved]MATE 14 unstable with NTFS USB drive

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[solved]MATE 14 unstable with NTFS USB drive

Postby heyitsjeff on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:07 pm

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Hello gurus,

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.

Any thoughts?
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Re: MATE 14 unstable with NTFS USB drive

Postby kingnick42 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:01 pm

Have you tried a different USB port? Odd as that may sound, sometimes it can be the cause. If you're using a USB 3 port, try a USB 2 port, as those are, in my experience, more reliable for data transfers.
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Re: MATE 14 unstable with NTFS USB drive

Postby heyitsjeff on Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:35 pm

kingnick42 wrote:Have you tried a different USB port? Odd as that may sound, sometimes it can be the cause. If you're using a USB 3 port, try a USB 2 port, as those are, in my experience, more reliable for data transfers.


sorry it's taken me a while to reply. Been a little ill. Anyway, the different USB didn't quite work out and I ended up restoring the backup drive again. However, I found some stray packages form somethng I installed that caused problems. Deleted those and then downloaded a tool called NTFS configuration tool. Enabled write mode, After that, worked like a charm. Just deleted files in the backup drive I didn't need and dumped all of the files I did want in one big folder.
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Re: MATE 14 unstable with NTFS USB drive

Postby kingnick42 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:51 pm

heyitsjeff wrote:
kingnick42 wrote:Have you tried a different USB port? Odd as that may sound, sometimes it can be the cause. If you're using a USB 3 port, try a USB 2 port, as those are, in my experience, more reliable for data transfers.


sorry it's taken me a while to reply. Been a little ill. Anyway, the different USB didn't quite work out and I ended up restoring the backup drive again. However, I found some stray packages form somethng I installed that caused problems. Deleted those and then downloaded a tool called NTFS configuration tool. Enabled write mode, After that, worked like a charm. Just deleted files in the backup drive I didn't need and dumped all of the files I did want in one big folder.

Ok, good to hear its working now. If its fixed, please mark the thread as solved :)
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