ps: If you plugged in the usb with the power on all bets are off. Some times it works, sometimes it dont.
Are you saying its bad to plug in the USB cord when the drive is turned on? so does that mean i should make all connections before flipping the on when switch when i go to back up my files every week?
Personally (and thats just me) I would not even mess around. I would re zero and reformat it. But I don't know what kind or how much data you have on it.
What does re-zero mean and how do i re zero???? does re zero'ing and reformatting get rid of mostly all HD problems????
"QUICK TEST - This option tests your drive quickly for any major physical problems. (Please note: Although this option is safe and does not alter the data on your hard drive, Western Digital recommends that you have a current backup of your data).
EXTENDED TEST - This option checks your drive thoroughly and it can repair any correctable errors. (Please note: Although this option is safe and does not alter the data on your hard drive, """"some data loss may occur, depending on the errors found and the errors corrected"""". Western Digital recommends that you have a current backup of your data).
Ok should i be worried. has anybody experienced data loss when running the quick test or full test?
Are you sure it's not an explorer problem with data flow over the external?
How could i tell? i have a little jump drive, could i test data flow with the usb jump drive and if that works, then it means it not an explorer problem?
A single malware file could? also do this.