hi all, recently this 4month old hd has started acting very slow, it takes ages to boot up and various tasks in win7 have caused it to stall completely for a few minutes before freeing up again. i ran the diagnostics tool and it kept coming up with a Cable Errror but having used 4 different cables and in 2 sepertate machines the hd still acts the same (so its not the cable). it does work sometimes perfectly fine, i can play games for hours on end with it with no problems, but boot up and various internet tasks are stalled by these massive slowdowns. sometimes i can get away with it being fine for 10-15mins but then bam…it stalls and i have to sit there and just wait!
all other hardware is fine, my old HD with WinXP installed works perfectly OK, although if I then use the WD as a slave to it then the winxp hd takes ages to boot up…so its pointing to the WD as being the faultee.
anyway, anyone had a similar issue and got a fix? or is it a case of sending it back (over the 90day warranty) and getting a replacement if possible?many thanks