"Delayed Write Fail" when copying to external Firewire drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by oceanclub, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. oceanclub

    oceanclub Guest

    I've just hooked up a 300GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 hard drive in an
    external case to my machine (Windows XP Home SP2, A7N8X-E Deluxe
    motherboard). One NTFS partition.

    It connects fine, the case green light shows, it shows up as as drive
    in Explorer.

    I can copy over few files up to a few gigs fine. However, anything that
    takes longer to copy - say a few minutes - and the operation stops. The
    drive disconnects (case light goes amber) and a "Delayed Write Failed"
    message is shown in the notifications bar.

    When I check Drive --> Properties --> Hardware --> Properties,
    "Optimise for Quick Removal" (disables write caching) is turned _on_.

    Is this a hardware problem?

    Thanks,

    P.
     
    oceanclub, Apr 25, 2006
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