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Problem Coping Files Between Two External Hardrives

by jbcool / July 14, 2005 12:14 PM PDT

I have a Problem Coping Files Between Two External Hardrives connected on USB 2.0 on the same computer.
I just wonder if anyone else has the same problem. I have to use Network with two computers to copy files that I want. If I change computer (Older Model) with USB 1.0 I have the same problem. No problem coping betwwen External and Internal Hardrives.

Any help will be thankful

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One thing I noticed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 10:39 PM PDT

1. The external drives are best in different make/model cases.

2. XP SP2 (if you are XP) is required. I will not enter into any SP2 debate! We found at the office that CHKDSK was fixed in SP2 but Microsoft was mum about what they changed in SP2 to get it working. This is across dozens of machines at the office and others so it's not just me at home noting this issue.


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Using XP-Pro-SP2
by jbcool / July 15, 2005 9:10 AM PDT
In reply to: One thing I noticed.

Well I'm Using XP-Pro with SP2 But the problem is there. Works fine just like read write but not copy between the drives.

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(NT) (NT) What about the first item I noted?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2005 10:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Using XP-Pro-SP2
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For the first Item
by jbcool / July 17, 2005 11:13 AM PDT

Well I try my friends Hard drive which he has completly different the mine and the same problem.
I have Both the same boxes and harddrive inside are Maxton just one is 120gig and other 80gig.

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We'll need more clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2005 11:18 AM PDT
In reply to: For the first Item

I've used 2 USB hard disks without any issue. But I'm a bit picky about current BIOS, firmware, drivers and such. Many that install XP never realise that:

a. Microsoft doesn't install proper drivers.
b. Windows Update is not a source for drivers.
c. That "driver update" button can't be trusted.

Hope that gives you a quick rundown of the situation.


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