I just purchased a Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220 Network Storage Server for my office for additional storage and backup media. We have 2 Windows 2003 Standard Edition File Servers, 4 pcs, 1 Iomega 200d NAS drive, 2 printers and Westell DSL modem. All devices are networked via 2 Linksys workgroup hubs.
Once I attached the BlackArmor 220 drive to my network it picked up an ip address form the DHCP server on our Workgroup hub. After a few minutes I noticed a great deal of network activity on the hubs. The actuivity eventually crashes my network. To correct the problem I need to remove the 220 NAS drive from the network, unplug the power cord for my DSL modem and hubs. I tried setting the drive as a member of my domain and as part of a workgroup. I tried giving the drive a static IP address. I also disabled fuctions on the drive (i.e media server, Time server etc) I didn't need to see if that was causing the problem. No luck. I thought the drive was defective so I tried it on my home network. It worked just fine.
What am I doing wrong? Is there a configuration issue with my network that might be causing the problem? I desperatly need to get this drive up and running. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.