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OS X: my drive dies on me when copying files [Freecom 400GB USB2.0, 3.5" Hard Drive - 139013]

I''m running Freecom under mac os x 10.4.9. on a 400Mz G4 with StarTech 2 Port USB 2.0 PCI card. Frequently when copying files from the 400GB onto my internal disks i. the blue light goes out, ii. the act of copying stops although the mini control panel that shows copying progress indicates it is still going on, iii. I cannot stop the copying process from that mini control panel iv. finder hangs. v. To recover control I have to crash the system and restart. One partial solution has been to keep the drive busy feeding data to an application like quicktime at the same time as I am copying but sometimes that does not work either. Ideas?