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Cannot read/write I can copy files to the drive without problems, but when I try to copy files from the drive I get repeated read/write errors. Or sometimes the copying will hang part way through a file. Last night, I copied 90GB of video to the drive and had no troubles, but now that I'm trying to copy it back from the NexStar drive to a different drive, I keep getting errors. (error code -36) I'm running Mac OS X and to a small extent, I can get through by copying files one by one, or by disconnecting the drive, restarting the FInder on my computer and trying again. But this will take forever to copy 90GB of files. The drive is currently formatted FAT, but even when formatted for Mac, I still have this problem. I have also tried different USB cables, and I have tried opening the case and reconnecting the physical HDD, but with the same problems.

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  • michaelthell Feb 14, 2009

    As I said, I'm running Mac OS X. No such thing as drivers here.

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Try both moving it to different computers and reinstalling drivers.

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