Why does our usb 2.0 external drive on Windows Server 2003 SBS fail every few months?
Posted on 2009-02-16
We have gone thru THREE USB 2.0 external hard drives in the last year. They all seem to lose their minds when a MS patch comes out. The either do not mount and provide a driver letter, or if they do, we get the standard "This device will perform faster if connected to a USB 2.0 hub". What is so wierd is the last one we bought worked great for SEVEN months but now fails. We cannot even format it.
We have tried:
Hammer Storage 250 gig (WD drive)
WD MyBook 500 gig
Some other WD offering
Can anyone recommend a drive that claims to be W2K3 SBS compatible that really is?