I bought two 1.5 TB Elements portable USB drives and have been copying video files to them. I noticed when playing back a file on one of the hard drives that the video stopped part way through. I thought that the source video was corrupt, but it was’nt. Anyway i cleared the drive and recopied stuff back over but this time i included an md5 hash check. Sure enough some of the files on the elements drive were getting errors.
Is there anything i can do with this. I have ran a quick test with the DLG software from WD’s site, i also ran a full format from windows 7 (which took 12 hours) … I am currently running a ‘write zeros’ on the drive but it will not finish for another 15 hours ! … Will this show errors if the drive has bad sectors or other issues ?
Should mention i am using usb 2.0 on a Windows 7 pc (ports on front as well as rear, same result)
OK i thought the second Elements drive was ok, but i have noticed the same issue after copying 50 gigs of video files, the hash check was failing on a few files.
I am really wishing i had bought something else now.