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I/O device error Lacie mini ethernet drive

I have 2 500gb external NAS ethernet mini drives. They are recognised by the network, but when I try and copy some files from a western digital external hard drive i get the error message cannot copy files I/O device error.

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Hi i am using dvd scrink and keep getting a I/O device error can you help. thanks

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- Try to install proper drivers for your operating system.
- Check if your device is supported with that server/pc ? does server supports USB2.0 ?

Update NIC drivers to the latest level

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