After some advice, just bought a new wd75000bpkt drive to use for backup of my laptop data. this was to replace the wd blue 320 i had.
I’m getting the following errors when trying to write data to the device (it’s connected via the sata interface and an external sata 2.5" enclosure). the errors are;
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\DR6 during a paging operation.
The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.
the net result is that the copy start off about 80 MBps then suddenly drops and eventually crawls where i then give up. the red light is also permanently illuminated on the external enclosure rather than the green one (startech.com external enclosure).
any help would be appreciated, as dont want to just assume the drive is faulty to RMA it if it is a software issue.
many thanks in advance.