It all began when one day i coudn’t access my WD 500 GB external drive.
When i plugged in windows xp pro came up with a message “Drive X: is not formatted. would you like to format it now?”
I had never formatted the disk since i bought it. It was on FAT32.
So i did a back up with a recovery tool and did a format on the disk choosing NTFS as file system (something that i already had in mind to do for some time).
Formating to NTFS was succesful and the drive was accesible again. I installed wd drive manager ( blue button on tray).
BUT when i stared to fill the drive with files i backed up before, “Delayed write failed” message began to appear. It happens not always but with a high frequency. (1/10 files). I have managed to copy some gb but it’s really annoying because not only the files don’t copy but also the drive after the message becomes not accesible and i have to pul the power cable off and then back on to use the disk again. Also note that the disk has absolutely not a single problem reading stuff. It’s all about writing on it. So my question is this: Is it possible that the largeness of the disk (500GB) can not bear with NTFS file system?? I’m thinking rolling back to FAT32. I need some opinions.