Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:58 PM
Check your manual for some sort of "duty cycle" limit on the external hard drive, but I don't think there should be one. That's not normal behaviour imho. It could be overheating or some kind of power problem - does it get all its power from the USB interface or does it have a power pack? Try another USB port or if you have a USB powered
hub try a port on that.
The next time the drive is operational do a scandisk, with error correction, on it and look for reported errors. The scandisk will probably take over an hour so the drive may not stay up long enough to complete but its worth a try.
The FAT32/NTFS difference is not the problem.
Edited by Rimmer, 21 May 2005 - 11:03 PM.
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