I own 2 WD Elements 1.5 TB and unfortunately one f them has stopped working. Although it is normally recognised by windows 7, I cannot copy anything on the disk.
The pop-up “copying” appears and then, after I wait for several minutes, nothing happens. This also happens when I try to copy small files ~2 MB… After many minutes, the file is still not copied on the disk.
I also tried formatting the disk, however the dialog-box stucks to “Formatting” for several minutes without any progress.
It is as if nothing can be written on the disk.
To mu amazement, HD Sentinel reports the disk as being 100% healthy, however I do not kno if the program attempts to write anything to the HDD before coming to that conclusion.
Any ideas what to do ?
Thankfully the disk is completely empty and haven’t lost any valuable data, however I cannot use it at all.
Thanks a lot for any help.