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#57332 9-Feb-2010 22:50
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anyone one else tried this? im getting so many drop outs on the drive, cant copy any files over 20mb without an error.
Im really sad as i baught this just for my pc and i wont it work:(

there seems to be pages of complaints but no solution that works

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2098360&tstart=0

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  #297543 9-Feb-2010 22:53
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Why bother buying a backup program for Windows 7 when there's already a good utility built in?

On Windows 7 Professional (and I guess Ultimate), the included backup program is excellent, and via the Action Centre, it reminds me to backup once every month.







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  #297545 9-Feb-2010 22:55
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im primarily using it as an external drive to store files + it looks cool and has a shiny apple on it

 
 
 
 


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  #297547 9-Feb-2010 22:57
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I just use a Toshiba Portable External HDD (2.5"/500GB). It's shiny and black, doesn't look very cool, but then I'm not fussy about appearance so long as it does the job...





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  #297878 11-Feb-2010 09:57
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I have had similar issues occur with an external hard-drive plugged into an AEBS (then the inevitable sparse bundle problem when connecting directly to my macbook! grrr).

However before blaming the TC, maybe check your wireless card (does it fault at all - check logs), the type of wireless connection (if using n, note that there might be different implementations of it on the pc vs TC), also how is the share set up, if set up to use samba, check the version the TC uses (as it has a preference for AFP. Next check the signal strength, and whether you are trying to send files when your pc isn't plugged in (if a laptop), as often your wireless card will dial back the power to save battery, and signal interference becomes a problem.

Lastly there is an option when setting up wireless connections to use interference robustness, and also check the channel you are using for the wireless for interference from others.

Hope this helps,

Jon



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  #297994 11-Feb-2010 15:48
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Hey I called apple today and it's a known problem they wudnt tell me if they'll fix it or not though. Should I return it or keep it in hope? Seeing it's only being used for windows 7

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