The **** MyBook that I bought seems to go to sleep or something after a short time of non use. Once it goes to sleep or whatever it is going, it becomes inaccessible and I must power it down to access it again. I have installed SmartWare to see if I can disable a sleep option or the like. Unfortunately, SmartWare does not see this drive.
I have the same problems on an XP machine, and on a machine that is running Windows Server 2003.
The same problem happens regardless of whether I connect with the USB or FireWire interface.
On another lesser problem, this drive hangs my computer if I plug in the ESATA interface. I do not blame the drive for this as much since the the computer’s ESATA interface is only 1.5 GB/s. Does anyone know if this drive can be set to 1.5 GB/s rather than 3?
I would appreciate any help that anyone can offer.
I have bought only Seagate for many years due to past experiences with WD. I decided to give WD a try again and
I am not impressed. I need several more 2TB drives for my backup library. I would buy more of these if I can get this thing working.