11-01-2009 02:27 AM
I am having problems with my Maxtor Shared Storage Plus. It is attached, and I can see the files, but if I try to copy any of them onto my computer I get an error - it seems to time out and take too long.
Up to a couple of months ago it was working ok (always on the slow side but at least I could always get access to my files). I don't think I have changed much to cause the problems(ie no new antivirus software). The one thing I did do was the Windows Automatic Update to Vista Service Pack 2 I think.
I got so frustrated that I purchased a new non wireless usb storage drive to see if I could transfer the files directly from the Maxtor Shared Storage Plus onto the USB drive. But if I try to copy anything it says that access is denied - I have tried to change the permissions on the USB drive but it wont work.
At the moment all of my files are locked on my Maxtor Shared Storage Plus drive. I really need this fixed!!!!!
11-02-2009 04:09 PM
Hi, yes - I diconnected the drive in windows, then re-connected it using the Maxtor drive management software (did this about 6 times) and also pressed the reset button on the drive itself a few times.
If anyone has any ideas I would be VERY appreciative!!!!!
11-03-2009 10:40 AM
11-03-2009 05:50 PM
Hi, thanks for the advice - how do I check what speed the network card is set to?? I have had a look around but couldn't see where that was stated.
It isn't a setting I would have changed over the last few months, so isn't a recent change that would be causing the problems but I am happy to have a look at it!
11-03-2009 06:11 PM
11-03-2009 06:16 PM
Also, I can't get into the maxtor advanced settings area.
When I use the Maxtor Drive Management software it opens up the the page with 'Drag and Sort Settings' 'Advanced Settings' etc. When I click on the advanced settings an internet page
Tries to open up, but it times out an never opens.
The 'Manage Digital Photos, Music and Videos' page http://192.168.1.33/share/share_upnp_1.asp also has problems opening.
The 'Simple View Storage and Backup Status' and 'Drag and Sort Settings' opens fine.