Suddenly encountering incredibly slow data processing from WD Elements external HD. Need to transfer data from it to get it serviced. Need to get it diagnosed so that I can get it serviced or replaced.
Recent post of https://community.wd.com/t/excessively-slow-wd-my-passport-external-hard-drive/139554 is for a different model. Older post https://community.wd.com/t/1-tb-wd-black-wd1001fals-suddenly-extremely-slow-trying-to-backup-important-data-need-help/16699 is about a WD internal HD and may or may not address the problem I have.