I connected an external USB drive to my computer. According to
dmesg it is:
scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access DMI WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
The case says its a Sharkoon Rapid Case eSATA, but the drive itself seems to be a Western Digital 1TB. I want to copy some files to it and used Windows XP as well as a GNU/Linux live CD. Within Windows I used the explorer to copy the files and with Linux I used Nautilus or
cp -r .... When I checked the copy I realised that some images look strange. I dug a bit further and used
md5sum to compare original and copy. According to that some files on the USB drive had different hashes. When I tried copying again some files were different again, but some, which were different before, had the same content (and md5sum) as the original file. I have no idea, where to look for a solution. Have you encountered such problems? What can I do to circumvent it?