Harddisk crashed while copying data from pendrive twice in a month
I am in a big mess right now. Twice in a month, it happened to me, that while copying data from a pen drive/usb external harddisk, the internal harddisk crashed completely.
First time: I connected a external hd and started copying data of around 6 GB size. Suddenly the system became unresponsive, and then I had no choice other than hard reeboting. While rebooting it didn't find my harddisk. On second try, it gave some
type of errors.
SRST Error Error No=-16
Second time: After 2 weeks, while again I was trying to copy around 100 MB of songs from my pendrive, the same thing happened. But this time a terminal was open and I could see the dmesg. It says something like:
I don't recollect the errors, but it were something like the above.
too many mount (something like this)
Read through cache
some problem with mtab
Again, when tried to reboot, the bios didn't find the harddisk, and second time it gave the same error,
I am using Debian Squeeze for last 2 months. Harddisk crashed 2 times with similar problem.
SRST Error Error No=-16
Before that I used Debian 5 for 7-8 months. Harddisk crashed once with Emask error, but not just because of copying something.
Before that I used Kubuntu 8 for ~ 2 years, harddisk crashed twice with the same error as Debian 5.
At the time of Debian 5 crashing and after the experience with Kubuntu, I doubted that maybe I got some problem with SATA cable and my SMPS. So I changed both and those errors ( at the time of kubuntu/debian5 at any time that emask errors were coming) were gone. But now I am facing this new problem, hard disk crashing while copying from usb disk.
My question is:
1. Have you faced anything like this?
2. Is it anything to do with Linux kernel? Because even after using linux for last 4 years, I have started to seriously doubt something about it. I wish I am wrong.
3. Can it be a faulty mobo? I don't see how copying something can make a so grave damage such as frying a harddisk.
4. And sadly but true, when I had used XP I have never faced so big issue with hardware. Like, I can live with minor hitches in the hardware, but frying my harddisk 5 times within last 4 years is for me a great shock. :((
You see as long as I can't get to the crux of this problem, I will always feel my harddisk can blow at any time.
Please please suggest me something.