Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:57 AM
I am having an issue with one of my external harddrives.
The drive itself is a Western Digital Elements 500GB with usb connection.
My OS system is Windows XP Pro, SP2
Many functions on this device are extremely slow, for example:
using the right mouse-click to:
- create a winrar file
- extract from a winrar file
- use the properties function
I have tried using other usb hubs. I've tried using the drive on another machine. All with same result.
It did not used to be so slow. And th drive is less than half full.
The strangest thing is, i have another identical drive, almost full, and that one is 10x faster.
Any help to understand what is wrong, and maybe do something aboutit, would be very welcome.