I’ve tried seaching the forum for this problem, but couldn’t find anything relative.
Just recently my HD has been quite randomly (2 - 5 times per day) disconnecting and then reconnecting.
I’m fairly sure of this because of the USB connection sound effects.
This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if it didn’t cause Bittorent to lose the file connection and quit downloading untill I force it to recheck the file. There is no sleep timer set in Vista or the WD SmartWare.
I have tried updating to the latest firmware and WD SmartWare. Problem still occurs.
Power supply and USB cable seem to be in good shape and free from shorts.
HD is currently optimized for quick removal, but I’m wondering if changing this setting to performance would possibly solve my problem. It may help to note that the Vista “Safely Remove Hardware” tool has never worked with this drive, even when the HD is not being accessed. Also, Disk Check and WD Diagnostics reveal no problems.