10-13-2010, 12:51 PM #1
WD Essential read speed is super slow all of a sudden - Help!!
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- Oct 06, 2010
I got the 1TB model of this...
My Book Essential Edition 3 TB Hard Drives ( WDBACW0030HBK )
...about 4 months ago. One day, out of nowhere, it started to take 2 minutes to mount, then another 2 to display the folder contents, then several minutes more to be able to open files.
And when I tried to copy a file to another drive, it did it incredibly slow.
The drive is not making any strange sounds and I verified with Disk Utility with no errors, but something is obviously wrong. Any ideas/solutions?
10-13-2010, 02:36 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
If the drive is taking 2 minutes to mount, there's something wrong. Could be getting ready to fail. The first thing I would do is remove all your essential data from the drive or at least try to back it up to another. Trying to extract data from a failed 1 TB drive could get expensive even with using specialized software.
Once you get your data removed from the drive, contact WD support and ask them for a RMA. Or if you recently purchased it, take it back and exchange it for another.
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