Question secondary HDD dying? (very slow when backing up data) always 100% usage (Windows 10 Pro x64)

Jul 18, 2021
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i'm trying to backup my data by just copying the files to another HDD but it's taking ages and sometimes the speed stops at 0 bytes and then it goes back to 400 KB/s and up (1MB+)

is this the safest way to backup my data?

Edit: also the time remaining says 1 day then 20 hrs, then again 13 hrs and so on (i know this isn't accurate, but still)
 
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dorsai

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Your backup drive looks unhealthy.

I use the same method you do as far as a simple copy. I run mine once a week using an SSD mounted in a USB 3.1 enclosure which takes less than fifteen minutes including plugging in the drive for around 100gig of data.
 

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