Question about Buffalo Technology 750GB USB SATA 2.0 HD DS 750 GB Hard Drive
First of all, I'm not sure this this is the correct area to post this. I have two 500 GB USB drives, (SATA Bridge) which were purchased in Japan, where I live, and from the day I bought them they won't stay mounted and working for more than a few hours. They are being used on a Mac that was running os 10.4.10, and 11, but is now 10.5. Strangely enough, if they are being continually accessed, like when copying a 150 GB file or permanently playing tunes form an iTunes library stored there, they work fine. But every now and again, when they are not actually being used, they lock up. It almost looks as if some periodic routine access form the OS is jamming them up, but anyway, it is a right pain. I formatted them various ways, but the problem persisted (currently they are Mac OS extended (Journaled)). I haven't been able to get any assistance here in Japan, where they are made!!(I believe) and I should really have taken them straight back to the shop but I couldn't believe two drives would fail so badly so often so I assumed I had done something wrong. Any ideas what is going on, or are they just duff products?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I believe you should opt for MAC OS Extended (journaled) because journaling if more reliable and fault resilience. You can get details on this partition type on http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2355
Posted on Jul 20, 2011
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