I'm running WinXP SP2 on Fujitsu N-Series laptop.
Using a Windows Explorer alternative Xplorer2.
On numerous occasions after copy\move files from\to external HDs I've recieved a delayed write failure error message afterwhich the drive is no longer accessible.
In some cases the drives showed up in Disk Manager showing healthy but niether in Xplorer2 nor under My Computer. On other occasions the drives not even in Disk Manager.
This has happened on everything from a 20GB to 400GB HD using 2 different
EIDE to USB converters as well as an USB external case.
Thinking it was Xplorer2 I searched thier forums to no avail. Nor any help through Google.
Any idea why this is happening ???
Also on 1 occassion the external USB case actually turned itself off.
All USB converters have thier own power supplies.