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Why my external drive turned in read only mode?

I have this HDD (quite new, 4 months old) which I formatted to ext3 (my router supports ext3, not ext4) and I started copying all my data from an older drive on it (1TB data). After a bit (a lot of ...
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formatting ext3 to fat32/ntfs on windows 7

In a failed attempt to install Linux Mint on an external hard drive, I damaged the disk. Now, it does not show up in the 'My Computer' folder or in Disk Management. I speculate it might have to do ...
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Hard drive size 'loss' using EXT3 Filesystem

We have an Ubuntu backup server with removeable hard drives in caddys. They are standard IDE/PATA, it came to light that although the drives in the caddys are 160GB in size they where only ...
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Files have disappeared on my ext3 external hard drive

Yesterday, my external hard drive was working fine. Now, only the boot partition is accessible whilst the main partition with all my files on it is coming up as a raw, empty drive. I had taken it to ...
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External USB harddrive going unresponsive after a few hours of use

I mount my Seagate FreeAgent Pro external harddrive to my Fedora box via USB. I use it as storage for my backups. Recently, it's been giving me some problems. I attempted to contact Seagate and they ...
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Proper way to set permissions on an external disk's ext3 partition

I have a new external disk and just made an ext3 partition on it. I'm wondering what's the best way to set permissions on it (so that it's rw for certain users). I guess I could chmod ... /dev/sdb1 ...