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Accessing External (3.0) Unusually slow

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#1 99103


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

So I've had this toshiba external for some time now.  When I first started using it, it was fast and I could access my files and folders without much wait time.  I had changed the letter (path) of the drive from the usualy F to Z and after doing so, it made accessing the drive much slower so I changed it back to F thinking that was the reason but it's still really slow.  When I try to open a folder, it will take 5-10 seconds to open and has the loading icon next to the mouse for the duration which used to not happen before.  Anyone know what it could be?


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:33 AM

If at all possible I would backup anything on it first then run chkdsk on it to see if you start finding bad sectors possibly


I say backup up data first because I have witnessed firsthand drives go bad and die after running a chkdsk or other recovery program on them.   Seems to be too much strain on them or some such

Edited by huntingbear, 18 April 2014 - 02:34 AM.

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