I have to ask this question now that I have had 3 different brand USB hard drives fail on me.
I'm wondering if there is somthing windows does to USB drives that will cause them to jsut break or what.
I had a WD and Maxtor and some other brand I can't remember. Each one was 300 gb or more.
The interesting thing was they each started to go the same way. I would start to notice a little windows genertated popup down in the systray that something along the lines . there are read and write with the x:drive . I wish I kept the error but have lost it. If I went to take a look a the drive with explorer I could see the files but things were just a little slower. then I decided I better try and copy some things off the disk before I lost it. after about 5 mins every thing stopped and the drive was know longer recognized.
This has happened on 3 sep usb drives.
The pc is a hp pavilian
has a 2ghz processor 1 gb ram runs xp. I just looking for some common link.