Access / Write Protect on Linked MyBook Drives


#1

I have recently purchased a MyBook World White Light 1TB drive.  I have linked through the USB port an old MyBook Essential 2.0 (1TB) drive. I can see the drives in my Windows 7 “computer” page but I am having access and permission issues and when I try to access applications, especially in a Windows 7 Homegroup shared environment, I get that the disk is Write Protected?  Any ideas?

Also every time I try to access the drive I have to wait while this green bar extends across the top of the screen.  It makes it real slow.  Really slow.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


#2

How is the external (as opposed to the network) My Book formatted? Have you run a diagnostic to make sure it is not damaged? If so what were the results and what program did you use?