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Author Topic: Western Digital external hard drive stops running after a few hours.  (Read 1801 times)

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SpaceJellyfish

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    Greenhorn

    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    System: Acer Extensa 4420-5237 Laptop
    RAM: 2GB DDR2
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core processor tk-55 (1.8 GHz, 2x256 KB L2 cache)
    Drive: DVD-Super Multi DL
    HDD: 160GB
    Don't know what this means:Up to 896 MB Ati Radeon Xpress 1250 HyperMemory
    Problematic hard drive: WD7500AAV 750GB  External USB Device

    Received and first used it Christmas Eve. Using it for media backup utorrent. Usually get 300-350k down speed until it apparently runs out of steam a few hours later. Going more than one or two directories deep then results in a long, slow attempt to read (represented by explorer's address bar steadily graying to the right) it. When it (address bar status bar) eventually fills up, it asks me if i've formatted the disk yet, which I did first thing to it (pardon clunky grammar). Unplugging power and then putting it back in a minute later makes the thing good to go for bit. Then it starts (heh, puns) all over again.