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Re: [edlug] Is a USB drive mounted

On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 13:42 -0800, Christian Kujau wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 at 20:51, Brian McNeil wrote:
> > > Wow! So they're just being removed from the system due to lack of power? I 
> > > wouldn't trust those mounts at all then.
> > 
> > VIA chipsets are notorious for this. Even just plugging in a USB stick
> > can cause a power drop or spike and you lose access to other disk-based
> > USB devices - whether hub powered or not.
> Does that happen on other operating systems as well? Or is this Linux 
> specific? IOW: why would anyone still buy VIA chipsets, if they're that 
> unstable? (implying that other chipsets don't have this problem)

I've experienced it on Windows XP too. I believe more recent VIA
chipsets are less prone to this issue. You do end up with the problem of
the disk being marked as needing checked.

Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil@xxx.xxx.xxx>
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