Hard drive woes

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Haloman800, May 16, 2013.

  1. Haloman800
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    Haloman800 a real gril

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    I have a 2TB Western Digital external HDD, it was being extremely slow, so I tried formatting it, "Format could not complete", kept getting this error, I tried another computer, quick format worked, but it would take like 50 minutes to copy over a 1GB file, so I tried a full format, after 30 hours it was at less than 1%..

    I tried taking it out of the casing and putting it directly in the PC, quick format worked once again, but it's still taking 30+ minutes to copy a 1GB file.

    Is my hard drive shot? Anything else I can try?
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Get CrystalDiskInfo and post SMART data about the drive.
     
  3. ollepoll

    ollepoll GBAtemp Regular

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