I am having similar reliability problems with this drive. After messing around and many reboots and reconnects I can get it to work, but then it mysteriously stops working. I have tried connecting it to two other WinXP systems and no luck. I have tried different cables and different ports as well.
It will show up as "USB Mass Storage" in device manager, but won't show up under the DVD/CD-ROM drives in device manager.
I am wondering whether the drive inside isn't coming up fast enough to be recognized all the time and a reset of the drive or a longer wait for the drive before the external inclosures USB talks to it would work. I don't see a way
to reset the drive w/o powering off the USB interface as well.
Any ideas on a reliable way to reset this thing or some other solution to the reliability problem?
Thanks in advance