[quote=negritude;2136732]Check your power saving settings. The number one problem with devices connected to laptops is that laptops often have power settings for things like the USB and Firewire ports that interfere with the proper operation of external devices. The idea is to save as much of the drain on your battery as possible by turning off anything when not in use, but the problem with that is that it causes all sorts of weird behavior, which of course, you don’t see when using a desktop. External devices need FULLY POWERED PORTS.
In fact, do an experiment. Plug your laptop into AC power and then COMPLETELY DISABLE the power saving settings (change the power profile to DESKTOP or whatever). I suspect the problem will go away.[/quote]
Thank you for replying negritude :).
I disabled the power management as you suggested, and was able to do [U]one[/U] quality scan in it’s entirety. To be sure it wasn’t a fluke, I tried another, and the problem returned. Several more tries netted the same results.
Not sure where to go from here…maybe a bad ide cable that connects the usb adapter to the drive?