New MBL Install Several Serious Errors

Currently have three Western Digital Drives, two USB and the newest being a MBL.  Since installing the MBL I have encountered the following problems (not seen previously):

  1. Network Link Down - This happens typically after transferring large amounts of data over a long period of time.  Resetting the drive seems to fix this.

  2. Unexplained System Shutdowns - This has happened twice since installing this drive and is the most frustrating.  

  3. Unexplained Boot Priority Changes in BIOS - I’m assuming this has something to do with number 2.  I have never seen this happen with a BIOS.  The boot priority changes to my CD-ROM and WD Drives (USB) without warning and with BIOS write protection enabled.

  4. WD SES Driver Error - Win 7 troubleshooting popup.  It’s solution just brings me to the WD support page.

I am really happy with my two USB drives but these problems associated with the MBL are infuriating and persistent.  Please find a solution to this as it seems I am not the only one with these problems (other Network Link Down posts).

System Info:

Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz

Asus P5Q3 Deluxe WiFi-AP@n Mobo


2 WD Caviar 500GB Drives RAID 0

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+

Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet

WD My Book 1110 1TB USB Drive

WD My Book 1130 2TB USB Drive

WD My Book Live 2TB Network Drive

Netgear WNDR3400 N600 Router

Windows 7 64-bit

do you have any setting on the MBL for automatically updating firmware?  a firmware update requires a reboot.  just a thought.

  1.  This is not unusual.  I had it happen to me twice yesterday when copying 50 Gigs of data.

  2.  No way a NAS can cause this to happen.   Did you install the CLIENT SOFTWARE?  (SmartWare)

  3.  No way a NAS can make ANY changes to the BIOS.   I don’t even think it’s possible for an O/S to make changes to BIOS.   Are you sure your CMOS battery isn’t failing?

  4. Again, that’s not going to be related to the MBL.

If you installed SMARTWARE, then #'s 2-4 are most likely related to that;  not just the presence of the MBL in your environment.

I, for one, have never installed SmartWare.