Pic related is the setup: After about a month, I began getting intermittent I/O errors from reading the mounted dir of the hdd, fixed after reboot. Now, I am also getting USB disconnects. Which of the three is the likely point of failure? I am currently trying a different USB port to see if that changes anything.
Different USB port gives same results. Here is a dmesg at the time of failure.
It seems that this may be a result of energy saving. I have disabled it and will see if it disconnects/fails again.
>>1286707>which of the threeProbably the enclosure, if it was the hard disk the enclosure would correctly relay IO errors instead of locking up.
>>1286707>Pic related is the setupIn the old days, I used external cases like you. But nowadays, I use external docks and plug the drives in and remove them as needed. Docks are more convenient as I can use multiple drives. They also let me store each drive in its antistatic envelope on the bookshelf.
>>1286707>Which of the three is the likely point of failure?The USB 3.0 cable. Orico enclosures while cheap are pretty good, but being cheap it's obviously packed with a cheap cable
>>1286762>>1287285Still getting errors. Will try to use a USB 2.0 cable and see if it persists. I also ordered an enclosure from a different brand.