I recently bought a 1 terabyte Western Digital My Passport external hard drive. I have a concern that said External Backup source may be faulty, but I am not expert in this department so I might be crazy.
Now, Right now I am making a exact image of my Operating system just the way I want it. Its about in Total of my programs, was aroudn 79 gigabytes.
I was using Macrium Reflect to make a exact image of it for when I do my Monthly HD wipe and restore I would use the Ex HDD.
Now, I understand I will probably never get even 70MB/s even under best conditions… But when I set the image to transferring… It started out at around 35MB but trudged all the way down to 107Kbps… ANd I let this thing run for a day and a half and it still was not done backing up…
Mind you I have tried different versions of my USB 3.0 drives and The speed still is the same.
Now, my second concern is, While Transferring I hear rapid clicking which is probably the hard drive spinning, but sometimes there is a distinct click as well as a few beeps on occasions then the Hard drive stops spinning. Once i hear that beep, I can not even acess the hard drive unless I unplug it and plug it back in.
Is that a sign the Hard Drive is on the fritz ~.~ And Is there possibly a issue with my USB 3.0?
Trying not to be livid… Its just frustrating for me.
~Edit~ 10:08am (-6 Central Time)
Actually, now I can not even acces my drive, In any of the USB port 3.0 or othewise. The Hard drive just makes a loud clicking sound.