I have a WD Elements Desktop 2 TB I bought back on 9/14/12. I have it connected to a WinXP Sp3 machine. I use the drive to store video. I used to be able to watch the video with no problems.
It was doing fine until about two weeks ago when it started to slow down.
Now, the video freezes. I use VLC 2.05 to watch the videos.
I have tried plugging the power supply directly into a wall socket. I have replaced the power supply, and the usb cord, with known good components from another WD Elements 2tb drive. No luck. The usb cord/pwr supply from the slow drive work fine on the other good drive. Which means the slow drive is going bad.
I have used chkdsk to try fixing the drive. No luck. It’s still very slow. I used the /f parameter. Also tried the /r option. After completion, the program told me the drive was ok, that it had no bad sectors.
The drive was still slow.
I can access the drive to remove files. But, it takes a very long time.
I have also used Drive Medic from System Mechanic to test the drive. No luck. Still slow.
Any help/suggestions will greatly appreciated.