|We have a local Office computer running Windows XP pro 32bit that we use as a file server as well as backup server. On top of the 1TB internal storage we have 2- 500GB removable drives that we swap out daily for off-site storage.|
Problem: We started getting these delayed write fail errors about 2 weeks ago specifically pertaining to the removable drives. We took each drive did a complete format and tested them for file transfer, everything seemed good. I don't think they made it 2 days before each started showing the same errors. We have had these drives for 3 years so we decided it would be time to replace them. We replaced them with new removable drives and we still get the same error. So now that we have ruled out hardware we are looking into the software. We did some research online and found that it might be linked to the size of the transfer file, which all in all are around 16GB total. We read that disabling DMA would remedy the problem but slow down your computer significantly. We tried it just to see if it worked, but it still did not correct the problem.
Any ideas on what we could do next? Thanks in advanced.