I've got a Mac mini running server and a few people connecting. This is working fine and no issues so far. I bought a sharkoon USB external 5 bay RAID box and connected to the server and setup shares. That worked for a while but then the Mac mini decided to randomly drop the USB connection and give me a warning about not ejecting drives could lead to data corruption issues. After that if I reconnect the drives, it'll do it again and just not play ball.
Biggest issue of course is that the usb drive just doesn't stay "connected". I read that some people had problems with some of their USB 3.0 cables but I wanted to check if anyone has done anything like this before?
Related to this is when the usb drive disconnects and a user is currently browsing their shares, they'll get kicked from the server and can't re-authenticate, it just keeps saying "connection failed" even when the drive is plugged back in. I can't seem to find anyone with the same issue or a definitive resolution and apple aren't willing to help at all.