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.avi files losing quality after transfer to external HDD

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by rdmoll, Oct 11, 2005.

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  1. rdmoll

    rdmoll Thread Starter

    Oct 11, 2005
    I just got a WD 250 GB external HDD for storing video and music. After I copy .avi files to the external and then back on to my PC, I get blocks of color appearing in the video. The external drive is connected through firewire, and this only happens to .avi files
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Lose the Firewire. If it's a dual interface drive, try the USB connection.

    I've had a number of systems (3 to be exact) that exhibited file corruption using Firewire for some reason. Different systems, different Firewire disks, same issue. I've since started using USB 2.0 all around (I have dual interface disks), and the problem has not reoccurred.
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