Recently i've been encountering functionality issues with my Ultra Usb 2.0 casing.
This drive has operated optimally for weeks, however in the past couple of days the drive is failing. ("Windows - Delay Write Error") And it references the $Mft file.
I've been experiencing Delayed Write Errors on my taskbar and after which access to the drive is unavailable. However if I reset the drive I can regain access. The errors appear to be somewhat random, albeit evident; often seperated by intervals of hours.
I'd also like to note that the drive fails regardless of its activity. IE: it often fails while inactive or idling.
Steps i've taken to remedy this issue have been disabling the shutdown of drives in the power options menu.
I'm confident the health of the drive is virtuous as it works on other machines flawlessly. Which leads me to a question: what variables are to be considered in terms of Usb Hard Drive functionality? What variables may I be overlooking as to the serviceability of the drive?
Any advisement would be invaluable.
Edited by mikey d, 20 August 2006 - 11:38 AM.