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Western Digital My Book World drops off network

Most of my storage in my house relies on a WD My Book World Edition 500GB network drive.

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Guest [Entry]

"Since it drops off after 30 minutes of non-usage my suggestion would be to prevent it from going 30 minutes without use. Sure, this is a software solution to a hardware problem, but it should work.

Use windows task scheduler on two different computers to schedule a task to run every 20 minutes that just copies the same dummy file to the drive. You could create a batch file or use any scripting languages you might be familiar with. If you want you could delete it after you copy it.

You want to set it to 20 minute intervals just in case one of them is late. Any you want to have two computers doing it just in case one of them is off line. If you are really paranoid then you could have all your computers doing it at 10 minute intervals. I wouldn't go much more often then that though.

I know it is a hack, but until they fix your firmware it might be your best choice."
Guest [Entry]

I had this problem. I finally narrowed it down to a bad AC adapter. In fact I had the cable modem AC in the world book instead accidently. Switched it around and everything has worked perfectly since. Hope this helps