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Date:      Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:54:20 +0100
From:      Ralf Mardorf <>
To:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: usb harddisk not working
Message-ID:  <20201121215420.3f14f459@archlinux>
In-Reply-To: <20201121214216.2c46a95a@archlinux>
References:  <> <> <20201121214216.2c46a95a@archlinux>

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On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 21:42:16 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 20:44:25 +0100, Polytropon wrote:
>>So when in doubt, manually run fsck on the device.  
>I "only" need to run fsck for an external drive's hfs+ partition used
>to share data between an iPad and a Linux PC. Without running fsck I
>get IO errors as if the drive is broken. I never made this experience
>with other file systems or when using hfs+ with just one operating


I didn't finish the mail. What I want to point out is, that if the ufs
partition is used with FreeBSD and no other operating system, but
unclean, then probably something similar to a power loss happened,
probably something caused by the USB controller's firmware.

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