I use the Firewire because the computers I have used them on have USB 1.0 ports, and have installed a D-link 1394 3 port PCI card.
So where to begin.......
I have always had a problem with the drives being recognized right away. Some times it takes numerous times of plugging and unplugging and powering up and down. After a bit they are recognized and all is fine. once in a while the I drive disappears and I start the proses again until it reappears.
Of late the I drive appears in the My Computer window with no details (the H drive appears and is fine) but when I click on it I get the warning " access is denied I: is damaged or unacceptable (phrasing may different but the jist is the same). Thinking it might be a cable problem i unplugged the drives and only plugged in the I drive with the H drive cables and got the same results.
I'm at a loss because nothing has happened to damage this drive, and the other is working fine. now if my computer has USB 1.0 ports you can assume the motherboard doesn't have SATA plugs so I cant even just put it in as a slave drive.
I wouldn't make a fuss about this but it's all my wife's work, go figure my music is fine and her work is lost (strenuous times at our house).
What can i do to revive this drive???