I bought the WD External hard drive about a month back. The first few times I used, it worked fine albeit a bit on the slow side which I put down to my laptop not having a 3.0 port. Since then it’s pretty much become unusable. Whenever I try to transfer anything from hard drive, it starts off fine for a few seconds and then completely freezes. That’s then followed by my entire laptop lagging and ultimately I’ve to restart the laptop. Any attempt to press ‘cancel’ on the "Copying xyz file’ dialog box only worsens the lag and doesn’t get rid of it.
The size of the file doesn’t seem to make any diference because the behaviour remains same whether I’m transferring a 5gb folder or a small 100mb file. There’s still about 700gb free space on the external hard disk.
My Laptop has a gb ram and an i3 processor.
Help would be greatly welcome.