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Windows 7: Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 3tb responding extremely slow

04 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive 3tb responding extremely slow

Hi to all

Seagate Model: SRD00F2
Win 7 home prem... 64bit

I have had this external for over a year and it just recently started to respond very slow.

My aim is to save all the media files before this drive dies out or even solve the problem. Maybe it wont die out yet but never know what may happen. I have an older external and that still works.

When i plug the usb into laptop and other pcs, the drive used to appear quickly but now what happens is it appears in device manager/disk drives first but does not appear in my computer window. It takes a long while for the drive icon to appear. It normally shows also in disk management before it shows up in my computer window.

Next step is when its finally showing... when i go into the external it takes a long while again to enter the drive. The address bar turns green from left to right but moving very slowly as the external tries to open each folder.

I dont want to format or lose any data, its the first time i came across this problem. I brought a new usb cable and that did not solve the matter.

When it loads the files and folders, im trying to copy all the files to desktop to save everything. But the transfer speed is like below 10kb. Its very slow. The fastest its been is just over 1MB.

Another tip is when i plug in the cable.. the blue light turns on and the drive starts spinning and can hear the sound. I thought the drive seemed ok but maybe the proffesional guys on here will have a better understanding on how to go about this situation.

Any help would be great. If any info is needed just let me know and i will get back to you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
external dying?

Is my external dying? It takes a long time for windows to recognise it in my computer. Its starting to not show up in disk drives and disk management.

If it shows up its after a long time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Hi, I have similar issue, but your disk is at least able to transfer data, even slowly, but I'm not able to recover, because Windows freezes when I'm trying to.
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