and i have the 160 gig is in an ataptec external drive enclosure with both firewire and usb2 interfaces, connected to a dell insperon laptop ( bought last oct )..ok so there is the equiptment list, now here is the rub..
anytime i do extended drive access, regardless of the interfece ( although the USB2 does seem more stable) randomly the drive will stop responding and i will get an " unable to write to drive "X" error and data may be lost...etc" if i look at "my computer" the drive is usually no longer there and i need to reboot the drive and reconnect it to get it to be recognized.
just so you fully understand i am doing video capture so "whole lot of ones and zeros are flying about"
on these drives.
(I know it sounds like a job for scsi but...alas this is the gear i have at the moment)
curiously enough these same boxes worked flawlessly on a mac G2 ( aargh )
well anyway i was wondering if there was some setting, ..cache dump delay, or something that might help.
thanks a lot gang