Vista 64 Ultimate can't copy to 2TB drive?

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I have a new Samsung Spinpoint 2TB drive that has passed multiple integrity checks with zero errors. I copied about 150 GB of data to it, no problem, then started a batch copy of around 1TB of data to it (a collection of folders pulled from a 1TB drive to the 2TB drive from within Vista). The estimate was around 4 hours so I went to bed.

When I woke up, the copy was stuck, saying that 25 minutes remained. The OS was not crashed, and I was able to access both drives. But the copy wasn't doing anything and I couldn't cancel it. So I rebooted and tried copying the remaining batch. It copied one file and locked up again (the copy op, not the OS).

I was able to copy files to the 2TB drive one at a time, but any attempt to copy a batch of files to the drive would just lock up. This was on a fresh install of Vista Ultimate 64, with the 2TB drive holding just over 1TB of data.

I don't think the problem is the drive, because rebooting into Knoppix allowed me to continue copying the missing data as a batch without a problem.

Does anybody know what the problem is? If there is a problem with the disk I'd like to know before the RMA window closes.
 

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Robocopy and Richcopy fail in the exact same way. If I copy the files to the drive in Linux, I can access them in Linux and I can see the top-level folders in Vista. But if I try to access the files in Vista I get "Location is not available. Incorrect function" (I changed the permissions in Linux so that shouldn't be the issue).

I have tried swapping SATA cables. I have tried unplugging other drives. Nothing works. In Vista it just will not write to the second half of the drive, and I can't read files written there by Linux. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Well it was, as usual, something incredibly stupid. I updated the drivers for my motherboard (nVidia 790i) and it started working. Thanks for the help - hopefully if someone else has this problem this will help them.
 
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Thats great!

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