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External Hard Drive Issues

Rohit Jackdaw

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I have a 3 month old WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB external hard drive. The problems are when I plug my external hdd to my pc and other laptops I get half speeds and ISO and other compressed files aee mostly corrupted but whn plugged it into my Lenovo G500 laptop then I get double speed on USB 3.0 and also 2.0 and also no corruption occurs. The corruption occurs in other devices only sometimes. I tried formatting and SMART. What would be the cause ? All my devices are running Windows 8 and corruption does not occur to movies and other stuff. Should I RMA it ? Kindly help me.
 

Rohit Jackdaw

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I decided to RMA it but what do u mean by slow spinning spindle ? Thanks.
 

Hjgrove

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Basically, whenever you want to read or write to the disk it must spin the disk up to a very high speed before the platters can read and right, think of a fan, it must spin up to a high speed before it blows air.
So if the disk is spinning at a low speed its limited to its read and write.
 

Rohit Jackdaw

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But even then it runs pretty fast on my laptop as mentioned earlier and the corruption occures only to iso or other compressed files probably images.
 

Rohit Jackdaw

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That didn't occured when installing from mobo disc at the beginning. Why and what to do now ?
 

Rohit Jackdaw

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Completely fine. Running games like cod and thief.etc Only problem was when installing the driver. Now perfect. But I am worried about the new replacement hard drive which comes within a 10 days.
 

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