[digiKam-users] Long shot re Digikam impact on Drives

Remco Viƫtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Tue Mar 20 15:26:53 GMT 2018

On mardi 20 mars 2018 16:01:30 CET Derek Keats wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> This is a long shot, but has anyone ever experienced Digikam having an
> impact on HDD life? I am on my third 4Tb hard drive in 3 months (Ubuntu
> 17.10, Gnome). The drive won't mount, and when I try to mount it, I get
> Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb: Command-line `mount
> "/photos/ exited with non-zero status 32: mount:P/photos: can't read
> superblock on /dev/sdb.
> (udisks-error-quark, 0)

I don't see Digikam (or any other application) accessing the HDD directly, 
that kind of thing is reserved for the system... Any chance it's an 
intermittent fault on the motherboard connector or in the connection cable, 
could you connect the drive to another port? 


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