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It also makes sense from the security standpoint. Since many programs write temporaries in /tmp and /tmp is automatically cleared (using insecure file deletion), this means a lot of deleted but recoverable files still reside on the /tmp partition. If you isolate this partition and make it smaller, then it's easier to securely clean it, e.g. using sfill from ...


Maybe it's a state where windows power off the usb or the hard drive for some reason. Try to go to device management, properties of the hard drive and/or usb hub and at the energy management tab untick the box: Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

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