|Ok, it's not the hard drive manufacturer ok. I've got Maxtor's myself and never had this issue.|
Ya, all I did was right click on both drives and choose "share". I did the same thing with both of them and they both say "everybody"
That was on the Sharing tab Property Sheet for the drive. When I said ACL I was talking about the Security tab which are the NTFS permissions. You need to add user accounts there. If you haven't, then you will need to in order to make the share stop asking for a password.
I'll go through this for you once. Try it and see if it fixes things.
Note: the above username/password are the credentials used to logon to the respective computers at bootup.
Now you have lets say, PC 3 which has a share you want both the users on PC 1 and 2 to be able to access.
On PC 3 you would make two user accounts using the exact same credentials used to logon to PC's 1 and 2. So when finished you would now have the following two user accounts on PC 3:
You would then open the property sheet for the share in question. We'll pretend you've already shared the folder on the Sharing tab. Now you would click on the Security tab and add both new user accounts to that share (ie: user1 and user2) and give them appropriate permissions based on what you want them to be able to do.
Now, once you've done the above. User1, logged in on PC 1 would map a drive to that share and will not be asked for a password. The same would be true for user2.
I have tried un-sharing them both and then re-sharing and I still get the same problem. I don't know if some HDs have this built into them? Or maybe because one drive is external and one is internal?
As I said above, this issue has nothing whatsoever to do with the physical hard drive. The shares and permissions are applied through the operating system (Windows) and it's there that you need to allow access via the ACL and user accounts.