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Windows 7: Mapping a external network disk

09 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

It will not fail (not always), rather freezes until power can be attained. When and it if freeze, the connection can be said to be either slow or dropped.

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09 Oct 2009   #12

Win7 Build 7600 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
It will not fail (not always), rather freezes until power can be attained. When and it if freeze, the connection can be said to be either slow or dropped.
I had it happening on a few occasions.
Copied data was partly corrupted, and partly not copied at all.
I would call that failure, not freezing or slow.
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09 Oct 2009   #13


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I'm of the opinion that if the 'USB' external hdd which draws power independently is one which operates more efficiently than one which uses the same cable connecting to the pc for power and uses it also for read/write operations. This is not strickly speaking ofcourse but like you said, depends on the hdd as well.
If the drive is capable of drawing power form usb (2,5" disk),
it doesn't matter if it get's it's power from USB or a seperate adapter.

If the drive gets even a tiny bit underpowered it will not perform less,
it will fail.

(With more items hooked to USB it might get underpowered.)

The quickest way to see if this is the issue, is to plug the drive into a Powered USB hub, then plug that into the router.
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01 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7
Try this!!!

Create a new shortcut on desktop
Whent asked for location of item, type following:

\\name of network drive\name of shared folder /USER:username,password

If you didnt set a password the just type the username without the

Let me know if it worked for you
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