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#1 Josef1994

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

I'm having problem transferring large files from the inernal hard disk of my computer to an external hard disk. The transfer freezes when I am copying a large amount of data. Last week I emptied the recycle bin of the external hard drive, and not I cannot really understand what's happening.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:29 PM

You could try TeraCopy: http://codesector.com/teracopy

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

I just want to know why aren't they being moved to the external Disk

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:28 PM

Have you tried running a chkdsk /r on the external drive?

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Yes, but the the problem is still there :/ It's getting really annoying. I have tried formatting the drive, but still no luck.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

Have you tried temporarily turning off your anti-virus program before the file transfer to see if it makes a difference?

Not sure if this is pertinent to your situation: You encounter problems when you move data over USB from a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has an NVIDIA USB EHCI chipset and at least 4GB of RAM.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

Ok I will try the above sggestions, but why the drive is not showing up in the computer section now?

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:19 PM

You could go into "disk management" and see if the drive is recognized there. If it is recognized, right click on the drive, select "Change drive letters and path" and assign it a higher drive letter, say "P." Now see if it's seen by Computer.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for helping me out Artrooks.

Okay, the system has recognized it. But still the problem occurs. Also, went to try and download an update of the link you gave me and it says the it is compatible with my computer.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

Ok, I found my problem. Again, I formatted the disk, and noticed the the allocation size was 4096 bytes, so I set it to default, and problem solved. Thanks Artrooks for helping me out :)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Good Job. Posted Image

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:39 PM

Is there any possibility that the file allocation size is being changed automatically? Once, again I have the same problem but haven't formatted it yet.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

I'm not really sure what's happening :/

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:28 AM

4096 bytes is the default allocation unit size for an NTFS volume.

I'd suggest testing the drive with the utility provided by most manufacturers for checking their drives for faults. The behavior you're seeing is very suggestive of a hardware fault.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

Yes, I have formatted the disk with one of the disk utilities and now I've made a new partition. Everything fine till now, if it happens again, I'll take from where I bought. It's still on guarantee.




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