Ok, so in February My mini Usb port broke on my external hard drive...
It took me till about a week ago to get a new enclosure kit. I got same kind as the one before. Usb 2.0, 3.5'', Sata 500 Gb. I hooked it up and everything and needed to cut transfer some movies on it which i did easy before, just cut and paste...now an error pops up saying "Cannot read from the source file or disk".
I can see whats on the hard drive and play the movies that are on it. I just cant transfer.
On the hard drive It has WD Diagnostics. I did Extended test to detect bad sectors... the test lasted about 2 seconds then a window popped up saying "FAIL." It said there are too many bad sectors to continue.
Then i got perfect optimizer..which only freezes when i try to do anything with the hard drive. As does Hard Disk Sentinel. Now when I plug in the hard drive it doesn't show up in my computer.
Its frustrating the crap out of me.
Right now I dont even care if i save anything on it. I just wanna know if i can reformat the hard drive...or anything.