First… I spent half an hour trying to create an account… (annoying for everyone else also trying to communicate on a hundred forums globally)… only to discover that WD registration said I already had an account here with this e-mail (I have previous WD Black drives (WD Black 1Tb 18-months ago) … but I forgot my password… and had to go through that issue also (my e-mail was reported as being already registered here at WD [even though it says I just joined today]) … anyway… frustration aside…
I never contacted here about the 2Tb WD Black last year either (as it runs great); now on my 3rd WD Drive (4Tb WD Black)…which I may have a slight issue about…
WD Black 4Tb (4003) model.
- Its listed as a SCSI Drive in my W8.1 System. I cant find anything about it being SCSI in the WD Website literiture.
Is it a SCSI Drive and if so, do I need SCSI Drivers?
- I am trying to copy files from a fairly full 2Gb WD Black drive and its taking MANY MANY HOURS to copy/clone across to the 4TB drive using the WD propriorory software.
time it takes normal? … via a Haswell i7 rig with 16Gb RAM Asus Z87 Sabetooth computer running a fully updated Windows 8.1 on a Samsung V-Nand SSD?
How many hours/days will it take, as the transfer box seems to have been frozen at 39% 39% 57% for over 5 hours.
Or is it possible its frozen for life?
Also… The WD4003FZEX I bought is listed in Windows System Properties as a WDC WD40 03FZEX-00Z4SA0 SCSI
So … not sure if the software appearing frozen is an issue to do with Drive recognition or something…
That said… the Drive is slightly hot to the touch and seems to be spinning… (its in a clone box connected to USB3)
Am I worrying over nothing?
Should I have connected it internally and copied across that way?