I must say, I've never experienced that problem. I have two NSLU2's. One is connected to three 1.5 TB hard drives. The other is connected to a 1.0 TB hard drives, two 750 GB hard drives, and four 500 GB drives.
The one with the 1.5 TB drives is rock solid and has been for ever since I stopped using LVM six months ago. (LVM uses too much ram for the NSLU's.) Each drive just has one swap partition and ext3 data partition. I have two of the 1.5 TB drives at 95% capacity, and the third is just used as scratch space. I use a 2 GB usb drive as the boot disk.
The other NSLU2 is for backups, so I don't have it running very often. So I could not rate it's stability.
I would suggest if you have problems with stability and larger disks, look at the drive enclosure. Some of my drives used to give me problems until I upgraded all my USB enclosures to ones with fans for cooling.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jtgreeno" <jtg-0812@...> wrote:
> What is the size of your Disk? I have discovered that the NSLU2
> frequently drops connections to 1TB & larger disks. I cannot use my 1.5
> TB disk with the NSLU2 at all because it does not hold the connection
> with the NSLU2, whereas my 250 GB disk has been stable for 4+ years.
> I have tried NTFS and EXT3 formats, and neither will maintain a stable
> connection with the large disks...
> Maybe some of the talented engineers in this forum can develop a new
> firmware revision for the NSLU2 that will address this?
> --- In email@example.com, "pmptg" <pmptg@> wrote:
> > UPDATE!! I don't think it's a mt-daapd problem because I think it just
> can't locate the share/public/data/mp3 file. I have the file as RW for
> everyone but has somehow found itsw way into the private data. How can I
> remedy this? If I reset the NSLU will I lose the Data on the Drive? Will
> I have to reformat?
> > FRUSTRATED - Please Help!!
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pmptg" pmptg@ wrote:
> > >
> > > I installed mt-daapd and transferred all my music to my external
> drive on port 2. I was able to see the share in itunes and on my
> desktop. However, two days later and I can't see the Share in itunes
> anymore. I can see it on my Desktop but when I try to access the mp3
> folder it gives me an "operation can't be completed because the original
> item for "mp3" can't be found". I logged into the Slug and was able to
> find it (mp3) in the private Data area. I checked the permissions and
> everything seemed to be alright. I telnet(ed) in and did a 'chmod o+r -R
> /share/hdd/data/public/mp3' and then /opt/etc/init.d/S60mt-daapd to
> restart the server and still no luck. It seems to be a permissions
> thing. I was even able to access the mt-daapd UI prior to these problems
> and now no more. I'm not very good with this terminal stuff but am able
> to follow directions so if anyone has any ideas please help.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Paul
> > >
> > > P.S. I did reboot a couple of times.
> > >
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