I have an older My Book external Drive that is hit or miss when it displays in “My Computer”. I currently use it as the source for my itunes music files. When it does work, it will work for about 20- 30 mins. When you go into the folders on the drive, it doesn’t display any files in the folders. And this seems to happen when the drive runs hot. I tried putting it on a Keyboard fan to keep it cool. I thought it did the trick, but the same thing occurred maybe 45 mins later. I bought another external to then try and transfer all the files from the old one to the new one. However, during the transfer maybe about 5Gs in, I will get an error saying the files is missing. However, the Drive is not hot at this point. Any thoughts? I’m thinking about bringing it to a best buy or something and seeing if the can transfer the data to the new external.
Thanks for your help.