Dont know how common or popular these are but i have had one of these for a good few years for backing up my photos and other images. I like it because it automaticaly searches and copies the images without me having to find them or do a general backup.
Like i say, had this for years and it has worked great. However i recently upgraded to 10 and have just tried to run the backup drive for the first time since. It connected normally and scanned my PC for photos, then it decided there wasnt enough space on the drive (its basically a portable HDD with special software added) to complete what should have been a normal incremental backup. Given the free space on the drive and the photos i had put on the PC since the last backup there should have been plenty of space - at least before on W7. I am suspecting that even though the files havent moved, the upgrade to 10 has made the PC seem like a new machine to the backup software and it is now trying to backup ALL my photos not just the recent ones. This itself is strange behaviour as the software (on the drive) should be giving me the option to RESTORE the photos contained on it if it thinks its connected to a new machine. This isnt happening either.
Stumped as to how to resolve it. The only solution i can think of is a complete reset of the device but i would rather not do this and it may not fix the issue - i am suspecting a compatibility issue with 10 here. The other option is abandonment of the device, again undesirable as i find other options less satisfactory for backing up. Tried the Polaroid website, but as they no longer sell the device it was no help. Cant seem to find a safe way to update the drivers either (which may fix the issue, not sure).
I know this is a bit of a longshot but any help or advice would be usefull. Thanks.