I bought a 2-board/4-port 1394b enclosure for 3 hard drives and a DVD burner.
I found that the DVD burner and hard drive on the same controller wouldn’t
work at the samt time.
Testing more, I discovered that when I tried copying between two drives (say, A
and B) on one of the controllers in the enclosure … from A->B and B->A
concurrently, I got a pile of the below sorts of errors (this is on WinXP Pro):
sbp2port: The device, , did not respond within the timeout period. An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk3\D during a paging operation. (on both drives) The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume S:.
The pairs of drives (both DVD/hard drive, and just the two hard drives) are
set to master and slave, so I am wondering why this could be happening.
It is driving me nuts!
Are you even supposed to be able to to concurrent access to two drives running
on the same 1394b bridgeboard?