On 08/10/2017 10:31 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > Robert Moskowitz wrote: >> On 08/09/2017 10:44 PM, mad.scientist.at.large at tutanota.com wrote: >>> what file system are you using? ssd drives have different >>> characteristics that need to be accomadated (including a relatively slow >>> write process which is obvious as soon as the buffer is full), and >>> never, never put a swap partition on it, the high activity will wear it >>> out rather quickly. might also check cables, often a problem >>> particularly if they are older sata cables being run at a possibly >>> higher than rated speed. >> When working with a Cubieboard SoC (or most of the other armv7 boards), >> you tend to have everything hanging out: >> http://medon.htt-consult.com/~rgm/cubieboard/cubietower-2.JPG >> >> I have checked the cables and they are all tight. >> >>> in any case, reformating it might not be a bad idea, and you can always >>> use the command line program badblocks to exercise and test it. >> I will have to look into that. >> > Here's a thought: I've not done this, but could you use smartctl to check > the drive? Other than the 17K output from smartctl -x, what do you recommend?