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I have 2 external drives (3TB) and both will not work with my centOS Box. Tested them in windows ( different machine ) No problems ( 2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.i686 )

dmesg reports:

usb 2-2: new high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd

usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=2109, idProduct=0700

usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

usb 2-2: Product: USB 3.0 SATA Bridge

usb 2-2: Manufacturer: VIA Labs, Inc.

usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 0000000000006121

usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices

usb-storage: device found at 3

usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning

usb-storage: device scan complete

scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access ST3000DM 001-9YN166 CC4B PQ: 0 ANSI: 2

sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Very big device. Trying to use READ CAPACITY(16).

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] 5860533165 512-byte logical blocks: (3.00 TB/2.72 TiB)

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Mode Sense: 00 06 00 00

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write through

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Very big device. Trying to use READ CAPACITY(16).

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write through sdd: sdd1

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Very big device. Trying to use READ CAPACITY(16).

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write through

sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI disk

Tyring to use cfdisk / fdisk / gdisk or even fdisk -l results in the program hanging and dmesg reports:

usb 2-2: reset high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd

usb 2-2: reset high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd

usb 2-2: reset high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd

I have the same 2 drives physically installed in the computer via SATA

Any Ideas?

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Tried a different HD enclosure.. same results –  Phil Oct 16 '12 at 20:42
    
Tried MintOS 2.6.38.. same result. –  Phil Oct 16 '12 at 21:21
    
Tried MintOS.. with the drive hooked directly to the sata controller no problems. –  Phil Oct 16 '12 at 23:01
    
Never resolved this issue. Ended up getting mini NAS devices instead –  Phil Oct 25 '12 at 12:35

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Even now (Jun 2014) the USB 3 drivers are flakey. CentOS will usually detect the USB 3 device but when you move data back and forth you will get bus resets. Plug into a USB 2 port and your device should work ok.

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