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USB powered portable Hard Drive problems

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  1. mughali

    mughali Thread Starter

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    I have a USB powered Maxtor 320GB portable HD connected to Windows XP laptop. As it got close to being full it has started to give me "Delayed write error". Sometimes I can access the drive and the files but sometimes the folders show as being empty. Sounds like it is dying. What can I do? What is the best way to save the data and copy it to another drive? At the moment it is not possible to copy data from the drive as it will fail half way through the transfer.

    any advice appreciated

    Lucian
     
  2. ShadowProwler420

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    As tedious as it may sound, I'd try copying small chunks at a time instead of the whole thing.
     
  3. mughali

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    Looks like its too late for that.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Run chkdsk /r on the drive. Replace it as soon as possible.
     
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