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Didn't see that one. Blkfx1 I ran the test, and I got a fail on both the short and the (extremely) long generic test. I switched the cables... Anyways thanks for all the help guys Apr 4, 2013 #11 Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 853 +201 Well, if it is failing tests, then it is probably dying. have a peek here

solved WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive shows up as local disk and lags Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm pretty sure that ruined something. i just discovered HD 1(current problem) problem 3 days ago, so either something happened to my HD during this 2 week span of using Windows 7, or Windows 7 caused the

External Hard Disk Slow Transfer Rate

It took slightly longer. Apr 4, 2013 #15 Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,670 +387 TheHawk said: ↑ Hey LukeDJ. and the transfer rate is EXTREMELY slow.. Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on...

Administrative tools 4. Though my transfers are still very slow! Amazing problem solved Report justme- Jan 1, 2013 at 02:52 AM Your solution works! External Hard Drive Slows Down Computer Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top Richard0600 Posts: 51 This post has been reported.

It worked perfectly fine after many months of agony. Also if I defray the computer will i lose all of my data? You should try reformatting the drive. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/501816/external-hd-slows-computer-doesnt-open-and-isnt-recognized-til-unplugged/ When this task finishes i'm going to switch the cables between the two HD..

Reports: · Posted 6 years ago Top gazzler74 Posts: 1 This post has been reported. External Hard Drive Slow To Open Files I followed the directions and found that my computer was already set to those settings so I did the opposite, I turned the Background intelligent transfer service to ON and then I just moved 4.78GB to my 2nd external TB HD... Ask a question and give support.

External Hard Disk Slow Response

Then to a virus scan. In terms of point 2 issue, it must be related to the 1st one. External Hard Disk Slow Transfer Rate I've tried it on 3 different computers and with 2 different cables. External Hard Drive Slow To Respond sorry about the long post...

Put the old cable on, and it was slow again, with the same error message. http://splodgy.org/external-hard/hitachi-external-hard-drive-unknown-device.php I have to boot up and skip past it to use my computer. that uses USB(should be using my esata port..but thats another problem on another thread... ) and it completed the task in approx 10-15 mins... Reports: · Posted 5 years ago Top Topic Closed This topic has been closed to new replies. External Hard Drive Slow And Unresponsive

Have you tried the drive on another pc, preferably a model with your OS and/or reasonably similar performance? Is my hard drive causing stuttering/graphic lag? no problems... Check This Out says that the transfer rate is 695KB/Second..

I have a basic knowledge of computers so I hope I've just overlooked something. 6 answers Last reply Nov 11, 2014 Best Answer Nov 11, 2014 More about hard drive making Wd External Hard Drive Slows Down Computer Control panel 2. the little status pop up with the loading bar..

I played with some different settings in Device Manager (firewire HD) - nothing.

Apr 5, 2013 #20 LukeDJ TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 350 +112 Yep, I did that, listing the processes from highest to lowest, all users, made the window fullscreen, and Why is SSH not resolving this hostname? Can't find your answer ? External Hard Drive Slows Down Mac It should help a lot.

At first I was able to actually right click on the drive. simple so give it a quick shot - check the status of driver and update if possible. Is there a "reverse-Accio" spell? this contact form Apr 4, 2013 #16 LukeDJ TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 350 +112 Darth Shiv said: ↑ Can't see if you have tried this one yet?Click to expand...

Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top noiox8 Posts: 1 This post has been reported. Thank you very much. It's about a year old. and nothing wrong with my HD's any suggestions as to how I can fix this...

I've not made any true measurements, but it is just my feeling. so the newer one is a newer model (USB plugged..w/ eSATA problems)... It's USB powered, as in, it has no other power cord. tried loads of things even microsoft recommended settings.