I have an external brandless Firewire enclosure I use with a 200gb Maxtor drive.
It’s always had more character than I liked, occasionally giving me “Delayed write failed” errors, whereupon I had to turn it off and back on to let the system see it. But it did so rarely enough that I could stand it.
Lately, though, the frequency of this error has increased a lot, and I can no longer tolerate it.
It does it randomly out of the blue, not necessarily when transfers are happening.
Is there any way to stop it?
I tried downloading the maxtor utility to reduce packets to 1kb, but it won’t see it.
I tried going in the BIOS to set PCI latency to 8 (or 128, as suggested by some web pages), but there isn’t the option to do so.
I’m on a Toshiba M30X laptop.