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The drive that kept unmounting – and how to fix it (Windows/Linux/Os X)

Currently, I am using Acer Revo Mini M1-601, which is a great machine by itself. The really small size is bonus and I do all my daily tasks with it. Lately, I had to install Windows 10 and I encountered a strange bug, which I later also found when using a bleeding edge Linux distributions like Debian Sid, and here is what happened.

I have a clone dock/drive bay combo, which allows me to mount an external hard drive to my computer via usb2/3 connection. Now, my new computer comes mainly with usb3 and that is great. The problems begin when I am mounting my hard drive via clone dock/drive bay combo. What actually happens is that everything works smoothly about 5 to 6 minutes and then systems(like Windows 8 / 10 and Debian Sid or even OS X) unmount the external hard drive by themselves and kick it out. In the previous case, the only choice is to manually remount the device – but after a while this gets quite annoying to do every 5 to 6 minutes. Continue reading