I can't seem to figure out how to make shared drives work consistently. (all

I gave up trying with slim as a service, and run it from the command line
I have a Maxtor one-touch drive on another computer, that is set to sleep
after 30 minutes of inactivity. The only way to get slimserver to "see" the
files is to do a wipe-cache, then everything is fine until I have to restart
slim. Then I need to do a wipe-cache again, re-read will not fix it. It's
not clear to me if the drive sleeping has anything to do with it yet.

Anyone have this problem before, and find a solution? I'm temped to buy
another drive for slimserver, but would like to avoid the cost if possible;
I could buy another squeezebox with that money.