My Asus wl-500 gP runs flawlessly, except when I write/read to the the external usb harddisk it sometimes freezes. It does that under the following conditions:
1. When copying a large file (500mb or larger) to it.
2. Many smaller files (5-10mb) in a row under an extended period of time.
3. When reading from it under a longer period of time, like when watching a move.
The only way to unfreeze it is to remove the power cable and put it back in.
The harddrive needs to be restarted too. The led indicating write/read from the usb disk sometimes gets stuck lighted up when this happens. Once restarted everything is back to normal.
It happens at least 70% of the time I try to copy a large file/many smaller to it and more seldom when reading from it. Usually it freezes when I've been writing to it for 10 or more minutes, sometimes all goes well for half an hour (which is what puzzles me the most).
The disk is 500gb, less than a month old and running ext3. The same problem occurs both when writing files via vsftpd and reading/writing via samba. There is plenty of ram available.
I am using Kamikaze 7.06 (broadcom2.4), but I've had the same problems with whiterussian and previous kamikaze builds as well. The usb drivers and disk are configured as per the wiki.
Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated, I use this disk for all my storage so you can imagine how annoying it gets! Let me know if you need additional info.