Re: Built in incapacity?
OK, if you haven't used the disk in a while it might take a minute or two to spin up, but you can spend that time waiting for Windows to recognise that something has been plugged in.
It seems to me that with every 'security' patch Windows gets less and less inclined to recognise USB drives when plugged in.
I've even had it ask me if I want to Format the drive. The strange thing is that the drive had been used on that very system less than 10 minutes beforehand. Yes, It was unmounted cleanly.