I just went out and bought a new fujitsu 80gig 2.5" drive to fit inside a “HI-TECH” slim firewire/usb2 case. I’m using this with various Mac’s and its formatted with HFS+ (Journaled). I’m having some weird problems with it and thought perhaps someone might have an answer or an opinion.
Whenever I do a write to the disk that involves a large number of files, copied in one session, as soon as it reaches the ~700meg point the drive starts to make a high up and down noise and eventually stops writing. I just finished copying the same 160meg file to disk a dozen times and no such error occurred. Any ideas? And if the drive is to go back, how to explain this problem to the all too reluctant sales girl at Nova?
As this is going to the future home to my mp3 collection etc. (couldn’t afford an iPod) it sure would be nice to think I could trust it.