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Data corrupt when copying big files to NSLU

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by thekey, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. thekey

    thekey Network Guru Member

    I am trying to use the NSLU2 (with MAXTOR 160 G) as a backup unit.
    But I keep running into with problems with big files (> 4 Mb).
    The backup program (retrospect) compares it's backups and always finds differences in big files.

    And I am having the same problems as mentioned by others, the NSLU often hangs when copying files. I have to restart it every day.

    Has anybody seen this before?
    I am using the latest firmware 2.3R29

    :(
     
  2. RoMe0610

    RoMe0610 Network Guru Member

    Hi, just browse this forum and you will find out, that you are not alone... :(

    I am just experimenting with EMI cores and several different USB cables, but didn't have a solution by now... :(


    Roland
     
  3. helsten2

    helsten2 Network Guru Member

    Was able to use a DVD Copy tool to write a 4GB .iso file to DISK2 of the NSLU2.
    When I try copy the file to DISK1 of the NSLU2 it will always crash after a while with device I/O error!

    Anybody else?

    >> Same thing happens if I try to copy the file back to my PC's hardisk.
    I bought this 'thing' to store all my DVDs and play them over my network. Looks like that won't work!

    By the way, I just bought 3 different Linksys devices (a Game Adapter, a Print Server and the NSLU2. NONE of them work! NONE!!!!!
     
  4. bdl99

    bdl99 Network Guru Member

    I have two NSLU devices both with 500Gb (2 x 250Gb drives Maxtor and WD) and now have no problems at all. One of the units is pretty much all backups and is therefore full of isos of 1-4Gb.

    I did initially have problems:
    I would loose connection to the unit
    Experienced very slow transfer rates
    and the drives would not always be recognised when the unit was powered on.

    The drives not always being regognised seemed to be fixed by removing the master jumpers from the HDs (and a number of friends have done this and had the same positive results)

    The loosing connection and slow transfer rates I fixed by moving the unit from a hub to a switch and upgrading from R23 to R25.

    Since making theses changes I have had months of use without a single problem.
     
  5. helsten2

    helsten2 Network Guru Member

    Actually the device I/O error problem only happens on DISK2. I can copy to/from DISK1 without problems.

    Firmware or disk problem?
     
  6. thekey

    thekey Network Guru Member

    Well, I have tried disk 1 and Disk 2 connection. Both have the same problems. It's absolutely impossible to use the NSLU2. Every backup (I use retrspect) I try hangs the NSLU within 2 minutes and I have to switch off and on to get it working again.
    This thing is a disaster. Linksys people, What are you going to do about this?
     

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