Terabyte drive problem

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I have a WD "My Book" Mirror Edition terabyte USB drive that I want to use on a Fedora Core 6 server. I have partitioned the disk using fdisk, and then used mkfs.ext2 to create the file system. The problems I am experience are: 1) Sometimes fails to mount. 2) I/O errors are sometimes reported when copying files to it. 3) Sometimes creates inaccessible files (even by root)whose permissions are '? ? ?'. Has anyone experienced this, and could offer a solution? Can anyone suggest a brand of USB terabyte drive, that they've (HowTos)