This problem is confusing me like mad. I bought this drive: G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Portable USB 3.0 (MFR: 0G02723) to use as an external drive to backup images on a road trip. I tested it on my desktop workstation, works perfect. Decided to test it on my laptop since that is the interface I will be using to copy from SD cards to the usb drive and it fails practically every time I try writing a file that is more than a dozen megs to the external drive. If I have files on the drive, I can copy them from the external drive to the laptop fine, It’s only a problem when I try copying files from the laptop to the GTECH drive that the error occurs. It is not the laptop, I can use my sandisk extreme 480gig SSD drive on my laptop and copy to and from all day with no problems. What it the most confusing part is when I plug a USB “safety tester” into any one of my laptops usb ports, then the GTECH drive into the voltage/current tester, the files transfer perfect everytime from the laptop to the usb drive.?
Does this make any sense to anyone? I’ve tried doing what numerous web searches have suggested, using chkdsk to evaluate the drive, its a fine drive, works perfect on my desktop and when plugged through the usb tester. I’ve booted my laptop into safe mode and tried the transfer, still no go. I’ve tried multiple cables, as pictured above, I am using the cable from the sandisk product. I can’t figure out why one usb 3.0 external drive reads/writes fine, while the GTECH usb3.0 does not work properly on the laptop, and works fine on the desktop. Both the laptop and the desktop pc are 64 bit machines running windows 10 pro. Any suggestions would be great, I am leaving on a road trip in 2 days and this GTECH drive was going to be my storage backup for all my SD cards, and I really don’t want to be plugging it into my laptop through a usb tester just to be able to write images to the drive. To recap, I have tried every one of the 3 usb ports on the laptop( which is a Lenovo thinkpad that is about a year old with 16 gigs of ram) and none will successfully write files to the gTech hard drive, I have tried safemode, and more than one cable, all do not transfer properly. At one point I tried copying files directly from one of my SD cards that I put into the laptop’s internal SD card reader, onto the gTech drive through the laptop and that copied about 90% of 25 gigs of data before the same error message occurred in the above image. Also have tried reformatting the gTech drive as both NTFS and exFat and it still has the error while writing to the GTECH drive, only while plugged into the laptop.
Thanks for any help.