I have a WD Elements 3TB USB 2.0 external drive attached to my desktop. It's functioned just fine for about a year, but now all of a sudden I can't write to it. I can read, copy, and delete files from it, but when I try to write to it, the progress meter gets about a third of the way and then stops, and so does the whole computer. I tried to go online while waiting, but discovered my browser just sits and waits, without ever downloading a page. I can't close the browser, and I can't cancel the write to the HD; I end up having to do a hard reset every time.
It currently has only a few hundred GB on it.
I'd appreciate it if anyone can give me a hand with this--thanks.