I bought a 2TB harddrive a while ago. Downloaded about 150 movies or 327gig. Last week, it was acting rather strangely. My laptop sometimes wouldn’t recognize it, so I had to restart. Other times, it would rename to default name - “Local Disk” (I had already given it a name). I don’t think I physically damaged it in any way but sometimes I would hit the desk with my leg by accident and I’m guessing it might have felt some vibration. I tried dragging a 700mb movie from it onto a USB to but it took 30 minutes (~1mb/sec). All in all, it’s just super slow. It works. I can still watch movies off of it but it’s SUUUUUPPER slow vs how lighting quick it was just a few weeks ago. I looked around on the forums, it seems a lot of other people are having this problem as well.
A few things that I have already fixed though -
1.) I already changed settings to better preformance in policies tab from harddrive settings.
2.) Checked and fixed any errors, disk cleanup, virus scan, about to defrag although I don’t think it’ll do any good.