Hi, I bought one of these drives a few months back, had problems originally with 'delayed write failure' in XP, but managed to correct that by changing the USB cable.
I'm now running Vista instead of XP and that's made no difference, its been fine, but over the last few weeks the drive hasn't been spinning down when the PC shuts down (usually takes about 20 seconds once the PC turns off), but instead keeps spun up with the strip on the front 'glowing' quickly. Its also started doing this while I've been using Windows, and vanishes from the available drives. The only way to resolve this seems to be to shut the PC down, unplug the drive from the PC and mains for 30 seconds, plug the drive back in and then turn the PC on again. This was ok once every other week, but now its happening daily - is this a Vista problem or a faulty drive?
hi....perhaps you are not using a good USB 2.0 or later.Or may be do not have enough memory for the generic host (universal plug and play services to run)...and make the USB port tired and..thats why u have to plug and unplug the USB for the 30sec..Happycomputer
I'm glad to hear this (or should I?) because I have the same problem with my 250G drive. Bought it along with a wl500gp router to act as a torrent downloader with openwrt but I flashed and reflashed alot because it could only run maximum 24h. Now I know(?) that the problem is the harddrive.
Yes I flashed my router. Have had it attached to a Linux box with the same problem. Now i'm trying it out with a Vista PC bu need some more time... I hope my problem isn't the filesystem. It's now ntfs but when I tryed with the router and the Linux box it was ext2.