SATA 2.5 HDD Enclosure - Mounting issue

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SATA 2.5 HDD Enclosure - Mounting issue

Postby dowdrake » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:39 pm

Hi - I replaced the original 2.5" 1 Tb SATA hard drive with an SSD drive on my HP laptop. I want to use that 1 Tb drive as external storage, so I bought an external enclosure (Insten POTHSATA2509 USB 2.0) for it. The drive contains an NTFS formatted partition (920 Mb) that I would like to use as external storage. When I plug it into a windows 7 machine, it mounts fine and I can access the partiton, but it fails to mount on my Mint 18.2 Sonya machine. Here is the log from sudo tail -f /var/log/kern.log

Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.266924] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.407813] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=13fd, idProduct=0840
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.407818] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.407822] usb 1-2: Product: External
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.407825] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Generic
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.407828] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 313737465430344D54202020
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.408580] usb-storage 1-2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
Aug 11 12:13:41 HP1 kernel: [206210.410214] scsi host2: usb-storage 1-2:1.0
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.439820] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic External 1.14 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.441194] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.441436] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 1953525167 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/932 GiB)
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.441753] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.441758] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.442039] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.442050] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.481230] Alternate GPT is invalid, using primary GPT.
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.481273] sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4 sdb5
Aug 11 12:13:42 HP1 kernel: [206211.484443] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206211.825334] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206211.825339] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Sense Key : Hardware Error [current] [descriptor]
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206211.825343] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Add. Sense: No additional sense information
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206211.825348] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 CDB: ATA command pass through(16) 85 06 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e5 00
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206212.278112] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206212.278118] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Sense Key : Hardware Error [current] [descriptor]
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206212.278122] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Add. Sense: No additional sense information
Aug 11 12:13:43 HP1 kernel: [206212.278127] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 CDB: ATA command pass through(12)/Blank a1 06 20 da 00 00 4f c2 00 b0 00 00

I'm not very knowledgeable about hardware. I appreciate any help on this!

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Re: SATA 2.5 HDD Enclosure - Mounting issue

Postby dowdrake » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:06 pm

My laptop has 3 USB ports. It mounts fine in 2 of the 3. It just happened that the port I tried first was the one that doesn't mount.
If I plug it into either of the other ports I get the same error messages generated in kern.log -- so I suppose those errors are nothing to worry about.


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