I purchased a Simpletech USB 2.0/firewire drive with the intention of sharing it between multiple XP computers.
It came preformatted for NTFS and installed out of the box with no problem.
I changed the ID so that it wouldn't conflict with other external drives currently used on my systems and then copied files. I was able to move the drive from my desktop to my laptop with no problem, the 1st time. I copied data from my laptop to the hard drive.
When I attempted to read the data on my desktop, the drive was recognized with the name and ID is specified but I receive the message:
W:\is not accessible. The file or directory is corruped and unreadable.
I have used software to recover my data and sucessfully reformated the drive. The identical problems have been repeated reformatting with my desktop, my laptop and my husband's desktop.
All of of systems are running Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Can you suggest anything?