I upgraded my Essential to the latest firmware and Smartware to 188.8.131.52. Since then my drive won’t connect unless I actually either open Smartware or turn off/on the drive. It used to connect automatically w/o opening Smartware but no longer. I have turned everything off and back on, I have rebooted several times since the upgrade. When I reboot, the tray icon shows “Discovering…” forever unless I open Smartware.
In addition, for some reason after the upgrade Smartware decided that there was nothing on the drive and (re)backed everything up even though I’ve had the drive for 6 months now. How is that possible?