Hi, I have a My Passport 1TB external drive. A few days ago this drive seemed to have crashed on me… I was really disappointed because this had a lot of my backed up pictures and videos of my kids.
The drive was making the dreaded ticking of death sound. I did everything I could, I through it in the freezer over night, still nothing… However, after leaving it alone for a few days, I decided to plug it into my Windows box again and see what happened.
Miraculously the ticking was no longer present and the drive appeared in My Computer after about 4 minutes. After double clicking on the drive it took another minute or so to open up the drive and I saw that all my data was there.
My problem however is that now when I try to transfer all my files off of the My Passport drive back to my PC, it’s exteremely slow, it’s max transfer rate is 70K/b sec… I’m just wondering what this is caused by, maybe my hardware is just bad and I shouldn’t be complaining, but I have like 700GBs of data I need to pull off this drive, at this rate it will take weeks.
I’ve already done a chkdsk /f on the drive and it took a really long time. Anytime I navigate around inside the drive via Windows Explorer it’s very slow. I’ve also tried it on my Linux box; same issues.
Any help would be appreciated!!!
Thanks in advanced!