First of all, I have run several antivirus/antimalware programs and everything comes up clean. I'm running Windows 7 with all the updates. The computer is a 32-bit system with 4gb ram. Below is my reason for this post:
I have a desktop computer that’s about 4 yrs old. (I know…THAT’S OLD) I used the usb drive (Western Digital 2TB) for transferring video clips or movies and never had any issues. Then one day, I tried transferring files as usual and even though the computer recognized the usb drive, the transfer rate was less than 2 KB/sec. I disconnected the drive and re-connected and tried again. Same result.
That was just one of the issues. At other times, the drive couldn’t be recognized. It was really becoming hit or miss. I did a chkdsk scan and although errors were found, they couldn’t be corrected. In frustration, I reformatted the drive, hoping that maybe this would solve the problem. Not so.
Strangely enough, when I would connect this drive to another computer, everything seemed fine. It was quickly detected and the transfer rates were fine. This would seem to indicate that the issue was with my desktop computer, not the drive. But I don’t believe it’s the old computer. You see, besides the 2TB WD drive, I also have a 3TB Seagate drive that I use for doing backups, and I can transfer 13GB of files in about 5-6 minutes. And I can do that consistently with the Seagate drive.
Thinking the drive was defective, I returned it to WD for warranty and received a brand new 2TB. Same issues. Has anyone else had this happen? The way it's working, this drive is useless to me and it's driving me around the bend.