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The 1 Tb hard disk is automatically de-mounting

I have purchased a 1TB hard disk with my laptop. When I am playing any video file from that HDD, within a few minutes the hard disk is automatically demounting.

Is there any loose connection? (cables not connected properly to the HDD)

What is the solution for this?


Affordable-Laptop 25-03-19, 4:21 p.m. saiplanner
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This shouldn't happen in general.

Does this happen with all the video files? Always?

Did you recently made any changes in the disk partition or format?

If yes, then I suggest you backup your data and try formatting the 1TB HDD with ext4 filesystem.

If not, as you suspect, it could be a loose connection or HDD issue, I suggest you contact RDP directly for the resolution.

26-03-19, 10:02 a.m. Srikant
It's happening all the time, not only with video files but any file (pdf) in the HDD. 

I will try to format it and see the same thing is happening or not. 
What are the commands I have to run for formatting?

04-04-19, 10:58 a.m. saiplanner
I suggest you install gparted tool.
"sudo apt install gparted"

You can then follow this tutorial https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17001/how-to-format-a-usb-drive-in-ubuntu-using-gparted/ for more insights.

05-04-19, 11:31 a.m. Srikant

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