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Old 05-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've recently began having problems with a SATA - USB caddy to my Laptop. The caddy in question is one of these:

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Sometimes I get "Delayed Write Errors" (in XP), other times the blue light will just go off and any activity will be stopped without any warning - when I take the USB cable out, the light comes back on and the caddy works again. I've asked the seller and he thinks its a problem with the HDD itself, with a possible "Bad Sector" - but I'm not convinced.

Any help?

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Either the controller is wacked or the HD has problems, bad sectors...


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Old 05-10-2007, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bad sectors are marked "bad" by chkdsk /r in recovery console, or from disk properties/scandisk (check everything).

I doubt your problems are caused by bad sectors, but you may try this anyways.

Can you tell me your motherboard? Because I am having similar issues (just RMA'd the HDD to the manufacturer). My motherboard is Asus P5W DH Deluxe.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi, here is a working link to the caddy I have:


I still don't think its a problem with the HDD (I could be wrong), but I've tried it in my desktop (sata) and it works fine.

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this isnt any help but ive never seen one of those devices before

pretty neat!
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've tried a check disk and it displays no errors. I've also done the obvious like try it in different USB ports.

Any other ideas?

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