H have a WD5000G032 external network drive connected to a local network on my office.
When I installed it I didn’t use any special software that was supported on CD like WDanywhere (I found it extremely complicated ) so I was just plugged the disk to the LAN and stored everything to the public directory.
This worked fine for almost 3 years. Now the disk is connecting to the network, but when I try to use data from some directories , the disk connection crashes.
This has happened once, a week ago. After some tries (plugging it to another position, or changing the cable) the disk worked again. Fortunately i have backed-up all my data, but now the problem has appeared again.
Is there any way to perform a checkdisk on this network disk;
Can I connect it directly to my pc using the usb cable to see it as a local disk;
I only have acess to the public directory. Is there any way to aceess the entire disk without getting involved with the complicated WDanywhere; I don’t want to access my disk from anywhere (i’m afraid to do it), I want to have acess only from my local network .
How can I check if my disk is ok;
Thanks in advance,