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Windows 7: External Hard Drive really slow, Problems with bad sectors

30 Oct 2013   #1
yupp8

Windows 7
 
 
External Hard Drive really slow, Problems with bad sectors

I have this drive for 18 months.
I worked really great and there are 300 gigs on this external hdd.
It's WD ELEMENTS SE 1TB WDBABV0010BBK-EESN

The drive it self is very slow It takes long minutes to appear in windows explorer and navigating in it is also very slow.

file transfer speeds are roughly 1mb/s if not worse.
I have this data:

http://ufu.co.il/files/bxegui1cvzw3y6b1v92w.png
(I never ran a test, this showed up the first time I opened it)

What Can I do ? Is there any way I can get my hard drive working again? and if not how can I save the information ?


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30 Oct 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Reallocated sector count problems usually point to a failing drive, and you should consider replacing it.

In the interim, you can do the following which might provide some relief by performing a chkdsk on the drive as detailed here:
Disk Check

Longer term though, this drive will eventually fail, so replace it as soon as you can.
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31 Oct 2013   #3
yupp8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Reallocated sector count problems usually point to a failing drive, and you should consider replacing it.

In the interim, you can do the following which might provide some relief by performing a chkdsk on the drive as detailed here:
Disk Check

Longer term though, this drive will eventually fail, so replace it as soon as you can.
I tried chkdsk, It ran for 12 hours and I think it is stuck now "774 files processed"

http://ufu.co.il/files/egyb3ry8vxuf4tpd09tw.png
I will replace this drive.
But how can I save the 300gb I have on this drive ?
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31 Oct 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Copy it to the new external drive
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01 Nov 2013   #5
yupp8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Copy it to the new external drive
how ? transfer speeds are 1mb...It's not possible.
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01 Nov 2013   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

That is why you need to make backups of important files BEFORE problems develop. If you wait till after it may be too late.
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01 Nov 2013   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yupp8 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Copy it to the new external drive
how ? transfer speeds are 1mb...It's not possible.
You have little choice. ....it's either that, or accepting the data loss. Your decision.
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