Solved Problems with my 4tb external hard drive

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July 15, 2018 at 16:55:14
Specs: Pc , ?
Hi guys i have a quick question

I have a 4tb hard drive (nearly full) and its very very slow. Why i dont know but connecting it to the computer takes up to 15 minits. I am trying to save the files that are on it but 2gb takes like 3 hours.

Now i heard of these cloning devices where you put 2 drives in and press clone. Is this a faster proces or it doenst matter because the drive is f---ed up.


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July 17, 2018 at 06:58:33
Go here and download a tool called "SeaTools Bootable". This is a tool that will check the health of the drive and should narrow down the reasons why it is acting up.

https://www.seagate.com/support/dow...

Other than that I suggest to either copy all contents then defrag, and/or do a format (not the quick format) then recopy back to drive; or find a newer usb (3.1) cable that has higher rated transfer speeds.

I don't need to be right, but I am never wrong.



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July 15, 2018 at 17:15:19
"Is this a faster proces"
Doubt it.

Have you tried connecting the drive to a different computer?

Once you have saved all your files, run chkdsk on the 4tb drive.


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July 16, 2018 at 04:16:54
What kind of Ext HDD do you have? If you clone the drive to the exact same model it may have the same problems. Additionally, your drive may be on its the way out because things do wear out. Given that it is (nearly) full, the age of the drive, and how often it is turned on and off will affect transfer rates.

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July 16, 2018 at 06:53:02
Please post your complete system specs & the make/model of the ext HDD.

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July 17, 2018 at 06:58:33
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Go here and download a tool called "SeaTools Bootable". This is a tool that will check the health of the drive and should narrow down the reasons why it is acting up.

https://www.seagate.com/support/dow...

Other than that I suggest to either copy all contents then defrag, and/or do a format (not the quick format) then recopy back to drive; or find a newer usb (3.1) cable that has higher rated transfer speeds.

I don't need to be right, but I am never wrong.


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