I bought a MyBook Essentials in 2011, it was working fine till yesterday. It suddenly failed. WIndows takes forever to detect the drive. It is extremely slow to come up in Windows Expoloer.
Double clicking on any folder on the drive results in a message " The request cannot be completed because of an I/O error". I tried running CHKDSK and it reported that the file system on the drive is RAW. I don’t understand how the file system changes overnight.
What can be the solution to this? Is it a USB port problem>? or a cable problem?