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Problems with IEEE 1394 external HDD

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I have a 120GB disc in a USB/firewire enclosure.

I used it, connecting via USB 2.0,  as a backup disc for my desktop. No problems for a year or so.

Recently I bought a new laptop as a desktop replacement and started using the same disc and enclosure, but connected to the laptop's firewire port. The disk functioned as expected.

Within a couple of days the disc became inaccessible: showed as unformatted. Went into disc management, tried changing the drive letter and generally fiddled about with no luck. Couldn't recover anything with Acronis Disk Director.

This happened 3 or 4 times in the space of a few days, whether formatted in NTFS or FAT32.

I reformatted again, connected to the laptop via USB, and have had a couple of months with no problems.

Any ideas please?

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