Unable to connect to the network drives


#1

I have been using the WDWE1TB (Western Digital World Edition 1TB) for several weeks. I found sometimes Windows 7 was unable to connect to the network drives when the PC was rebooted either by restarting or shut-down.

When the PC was in the sleep mode:

  1. I rebooted PC. Windows 7 was unable to connect to the network drives. Then I used WD Discovery to connect the network drives. No Problem, all the networks drives showed up in the Windows Explorer.
  2. Rebooted the PC again. Windows 7 was still unable to connect to the network drives.
  3. However, if I access any file in WDWE1TB before rebooting the PC, Windows 7 was able to connect to the network drives when I reboot the PC.

If my observation is correct, Windows 7 is unable to connect to network drives when WDWE1TB is in “sleep” mode. However, I would like to know if other users have the same problem or this is an isolated problem to me.


#2

I have my book world 1TB and Windows7.

There is no problem on my system to connect to MyBook network share even when MyBook drive is in sleep mode.

It just takes maximum 10seconds wait time when drive is waking up.