Question can a virus cause a usb drive to go suddenly slow?

Feb 11, 2019
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I have a WD Elements 4tb usb drive only 1 year old, that while transferring a file suddenly went extremely slow, there are no odd sounds from it. nearly 2 tb of files took 3 months to transfur out to another drive at speeds around 7 to 14 kb/s. is there anything i can do to fix this drive?
 

techmanc

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use the task manager and see what going on with disk access cpu usage and you get all your info right there that can fix your problem.
 

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