I have the blue rings 500GB drive. I've used it problematically for about a year and a half now. Since a few days ago, I have been totally unable to connect to the files on the drive. I have it set up with all the files under \\externaldrive\PUBLIC, and using windows' Map Network Drive to access it as Z: .
The error I get after using Vista's diagnose is this:
"externaldrive" is not set up to establish a connection on port "File and Printer Sharing (SMB)" with this computer.
I've looked in the web interface at the settings, which reports the drive status to be OK . (It's very slow, taking a minute or two per page to load). I checked the permissions setting, and it' set to Full Access. I try changing it to Read Only, to at least back the data up, and I get
Error Code:: f00013 Failed to write shares.inc Please try again
Anyone any ideas? Someone unfamiliar with this specific drive, said to see about removing the actual drive from the NAS box. Is this possible?If so, how? Could I put it in desktop and read it with Vista or Ubuntu, or would I need anything special?
I hope someone can help, as my entire music library and years of photos are stored on this drive which _was_ my backup, and some of them are not stored anywhere else (and even those that are, recollecting all the files would b a PITA)