Thread: I/O Errors
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:48 AM
BillyBoy BillyBoy is offline
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Originally Posted by dnanian
I'm certain the "new version" is a red herring, Bill -- the problem here is a hardware issue. If the system's locking up and requiring FireWire to be unplugged, it's likely that a bad sector is causing the FireWire bus to lock (which hangs the I/O subsystem).

Try using Disk Utility to erase and zero the drive. Then, give it another try and see if that works.
Looks like you nailed it - I zeroed the drive and tried the clone again - worked fine this time. Many thanks!

Would you care to elaborate on how this could happen and why the drive passed a check with every utility I have with flying colours? (DiskWarrior, TechTool Pro, Apple Disk First Aid) How far can I trust this drive for backups now?
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