Copying to external USB2 HDD freezes computer ???


P

puffmoike

G'day,

In some circumstances my computer freeezes when backing up files to an
external HDD (can't even ctrl-alt-del: it requires me to press reset to
reboot the computer).

This happens when I try to backup my second internal HDD (which
contains my photos, documents etc - not program files) to the Western
Digital 200GB IDE HDD I have placed in a USB2 external HDD case I just
purchased.

This first happened when I tried to use SyncBack freeware to backup my
whole drive.

Investigating further it appears that if I manually drop and drag
folders one at a time using Windows Explorer I don't have the problem
(have successfully dragged 50-odd folders this way).

However if I try to copy a couple of folders (containing perhaps 1GB of
files) then the computer freezes. This has happened half a dozen times
now, and seems to be reproduceable every time in this circumstance.

So as best I can tell it appears to be a problem related to the size
(or perhaps the number) of the files being transferred.

Has anybody got any suggestions as to how I can solve this problem?

Thankyou


Win2K | SyncBack 3.2.8.400 | Internal HDD 80GB FAT32 | External HDD
200GB NTFS USB2
 
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John Turco

G'day,

In some circumstances my computer freeezes when backing up files to an
external HDD (can't even ctrl-alt-del: it requires me to press reset to
reboot the computer).

This happens when I try to backup my second internal HDD (which
contains my photos, documents etc - not program files) to the Western
Digital 200GB IDE HDD I have placed in a USB2 external HDD case I just
purchased.

This first happened when I tried to use SyncBack freeware to backup my
whole drive.

Investigating further it appears that if I manually drop and drag
folders one at a time using Windows Explorer I don't have the problem
(have successfully dragged 50-odd folders this way).

However if I try to copy a couple of folders (containing perhaps 1GB of
files) then the computer freezes. This has happened half a dozen times
now, and seems to be reproduceable every time in this circumstance.

So as best I can tell it appears to be a problem related to the size
(or perhaps the number) of the files being transferred.

Has anybody got any suggestions as to how I can solve this problem?

Thankyou

Win2K | SyncBack 3.2.8.400 | Internal HDD 80GB FAT32 | External HDD
200GB NTFS USB2

Hello,

Just a guess, but, maybe the different file formats (FAT32 & NFTS) are
responsible?

Good luck!


Cordially,
John Turco <jtur@concentric.net>
 

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