|Whenever I try to copy off my buffalo external HDD it either goes very slowly (like 50kb/s) or freezes windows explorer when I press Control C. I am using teracopy as I heard that might speed up transfer speeds, but looking under the 'More' tab it says Error the system cannot read file specified (along those lines). Additionally when I try view or manipulate any of the existing files it is very slow or freezes again. I have tried using Windows 7 and XP, and the hard drive keeps on humming after I've disconnected it (manually I might add, as it will not safely remove and the The Generic Volume cannot be removed at this time... only comes up after I pull out the USB cable, then the system unfreezes as well). When I try to defragment it, it alwasys finds a problem and has to stop, I've also scanned some of the main files I've been trying to copy and there is no virus.|
Is the hard drive just getting old? or is there a fixable problem? Any solutions would be appreciated! and thanks in advance!
p.s If not can anyone recommend a good file recovery tool?