I have a My Book Studio Ed. II 2 gig version. I have it set up with Raid 1. I set it up an a Windows Vista machine about 6 months ago and I used the included Western Digital software (reformatted for Win and set to RAID 1).
Since then I have switched to a new machine that is running Win 7 64bit. I now connect with e-sata port and this new machine has Intel Matrix Storage Manager present. I don’t know if I need this software but my new dell included it for some reason…
When I first plugged it in the Intel Matrix Storage manager said it was going to be used to manage the drive (I had not installed the WD software yet). The weird thing is that the Intel Matrix software does not see the device as a RAID device.
I then tried installing the WD software but I cannot launch it for some reason and the WD icon does not appear in my sys tray.
I think the drive is working properly and I can read and write to it but it does seem to slow down my computer a lot. It hardly ever sits idle when I am using the computer and often makes noises as if the dive is seeking ( every 10 sec or so)
Can any help me with the idea that the Intel Matrix Software is somehow conflicting with the drive? Why doesn’t the WD software seem to work?
Other notes; I cannot eject the disk. If I try it connects again right away. The other weird thing is that I think maybe my user profile is some how linked to the disk… If I try to boot the PC with out it attached it says that my desktop could not be found.
Sorry for the long post but if anyone can assist I would appreciate it. Regards, DDEO