im not sure if its my USB ports that are going out or if its the hard drive. i traded a friend some audio gear i wasnt using for an unopened 1tb hard drive he had. everything seemed to be working ok… then out of the blue, all large downloads (bigger than 500 megs) would start to transfer, then for no reason the transfer would stall and chances are id have to unplug and replug the drive back in.
before the issue started happening, i was able to transfer a good 300 gigs to it. heres the kicker. i can transfer files OFF of the drive no problem and the transfer never hangs. in fact, it usually maintains a good 50mbps the entire time. now, i try and put new stuff on it and it hangs… so bad in fact that nothing works til i unplug it. i use google chrome for web surfing and if i try to surf while the issue is happening, i get ‘waiting for cache’ in the bottom left corner.
what gives? i wont miss the audio gear but i hope i didnt trade my stuff for a bad drive.