My USB drive (1TB Seagate) locks up whenever I copy a large file (>300MB approx).
The computer slowly freezes with not even the mouse working. It seems like an I/O deadlock.
However, it works fine when I slow down the copy process by making the destination a USB-1 drive... but USB-1 is painfully slow, and incremental backups can take hours at USB-1 speed.
Maybe it is my USB-2 controler, but it is hard to find a low-profile PCI USB-card (for a mini-case) which works.
The motherboad is ATA-IDE only, so I can't plug in a 1TB SATA drive.
I've tried NSCopy (by nullSoft), but it crashes. Does anyone know of a method by which I can choose my copy speed?
(XP, P4 1.6 GHz, 768 MB RAM)