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Windows 7: Is my WD Passport 1TB HD on its way out please read thanks :-)

19 Jan 2017   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
Is my WD Passport 1TB HD on its way out please read thanks :-)

Everything was working fine, until recently, I was watching a film on my WD TVs and it kept stopping and going back to the title screen then it was not discoverable. Upon putting it into the pc I had a message saying I had to reformat it before using. So I recovered some data using software then reformatted. now when I'm using it when transferring large files it keeps disconnecting and transfer rate is slow. What are you thoughts guys.

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19 Jan 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Check your drive with WD Datalifeguard Diagnostic for Windows.. Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support Run quick Test and then extended test. How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows | WD Support

If it could repair the bad sectors and gives a Pass, then You can use it. If it fails, the drive will no longer be reliable for use. Give it a last chance. Use Erase to low level format it, do a regular format after the Erase operation and rerun Quick Test and Extended Test. If the extended Test still fails retire the drive.
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 Is my WD Passport 1TB HD on its way out please read thanks :-)

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