I’m also having major problems with the 1TB drive on Windows 7. The transfer rates are rubbish, the problems really stems from the fact that I’m in a very remote part of the world at the minute. (West Papua - Nabire) So that’s the Indonesian side of Papua New Guinea.
I would just format the drive which is about 70% filled but I’ve no where feasible to put my data while I format the drive. I was actually concerned that the 4month old drive was failing… but after reading the articles I believe the drive is fine but has decided to now run at a snail’s pace.
I’ve decided to transfer data back off my drive onto my laptop (in case the drive does decided to die on me).
The transfer rates are so slow that movies that should play are jerky and frequently stop… the drive will then sit for up to 30secs before deciding to play another couple of minutes. (I also checked that there was no other processes accessing the drive (reading or writing) and there are no viruses on my machine!!)
I was very impressed with the little drive when I first got it… but it’s now painfully slow… and almost un-useable.
There is also no support from other operating systems like Linux, which is a shame…