Hard Drive Problems

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Guys I have a Western Digital Passport SE 1TB, Partitioned for FAT32... Recently it has been playing up and I have been having trouble mounting on the Mac OS X, Doesn't matter if your familiar with Mac or Windows. But i just repartitioned it, got rid of all the data on it and started fresh, but its still incredibly slow to transfer files and mounting... 

Any ideas?

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reformat. Fat32 only takes files 4gb or under. NTSC is more common and better.

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Hey but im transferring only 700MB's and its incredibly slow, like it says it needs about an hour....

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And you mean NTFS*

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Ya sry typo.....typing in this box is killing me-Mac may only be 700mb compressed but when expanded I bet its bigger than 4gb.

Could be deffective drive-are you transferring with a cd to HDD or HDD to HDD?

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Well to test it I transferred an AVI movie file 700MB, I even tried just a small 2MB folder... I am transferring from HDD to HDD (Computer to HDD)... Its so annoying, deleting things is slow aswell... The drive used to work perfectly I had over 250GB stored on it, then it started to stuff up so i repartitioned everything and wipped it clean now it does this.. grr :) 

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If wiping it clean does not fix it then get a new one. HDD's are super cheap these days so if there is no data on them you might as well. Remember your time has value-I hope.

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Any software for mac you suggest to wipe FAT 32 or Apple drives?

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meh.. all of em work fine...just google for it

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Ok so I bought Drive Genius and it doesn't fully finish and has trouble un-mounting the disk

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Sounds like you have a drive that's giving out or the USB controller is flaking out on you. It's also going to be only 5,400 or less RPM so that makes transfers slow. Also your mac, is it USB1.0 or 2.0?... You can always pull the drive out of the casing and use another 2.5" to USB or 2.5" to SATA adapter and see how you fair directly connected to the computer (PC)... if it's performance seems to be better, then you know it's the cheap USB controller within the WD housing. If you don't seem much difference then you know the drive is failing.