I have two external drives attached to my file server. The PC runs XP64. Both drives work perfectly well as HDs. Windows is set to Always On. .NET 4.0 is installed.
N: EasyStore 4TB. Cannot get any of the utils that came with it to install or run (same for ALL downloads from WDC site) so naturally they don’t work. (Even tried manually unpacking 'em, no joy.)
O: MyBook 6TB. The config and backup utils that came with it installed and work fine. Backup sees both drives. HOWEVER, the drive configuration tool can ONLY see the MyBook.
I want to set the EasyStore to NeverSleep. How can I achieve this, when the WD utility that will install can’t see it??
I’ve rooted through the Registry hoping to find a key to copy, but didn’t find a sleep setting for the MyBook, so presume it’s set in the drive firmware rather than by Windows. However I’m comfortable editing the Registry, if there’s a setting I can change that would work.
I could do something ugly like ping the drive every few minutes to keep it awake, but that’s not really a quality solution.