Question about Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572) 320 GB Hard Drive
After using this HDD for 1 yr suddenly one day the transfer rate dropped crazily, when i checked it says, This USB can perform faster. Initially i thought it was my laptop but when i connected that to different laptops and i realized that it was my Hard disk. Hard disk does not let me update my USB drivers, it says already up to date. Has anyone faced a similar issue?
Hi there :)
I'm no expert, and don't profess to have the answer, but if a device is performing tat USB 2 capacity then suddenly doesn't, and another device performs at USB 2 capacity on the same port, then there has to be an issue with the problem device itself, or possibly an update may have caused a specific, device related incompatibilty issue.
I had the same USB problem on a 2.5 External drive a while back, it also would suddenly shut down during transfer for no apparent reason, I replaced the case and problem solved, it goes like the clappers!!!! Clearly it was something to do with the old enclosure itself.
At the moment, I've suddenly developed the same problem with a 500gb External that up until now has been working absolutely fine. All my other External Drives, a couple 250gb and a couple 350gb, are IDE while this is a SATA, but I don't really think that's either here nor there, as the 2.5 I had issues with is IDE.
This case is under warranty so I've sent it back for testing.
I've spent hours looking for answers, and can't help but wonder if in some cases a lack of power, or loose connection is the issue. The only real difference between my Externals is the actual setups. I wonder if maybe, with plugging and unplugging, they get a bit worn over time, and simply fail to connect correctly.
My old External drives, a couple 8 years old, have solid aluminium cases, with the drives screwed firmly into place as in a desktop. They're solid as a rock, and haven't missed a beat. There's plenty of cord between the devices and adapters, so there's no drag on the connections.
On the other hand, my problem external has no screws, just sort of keepers that are supposed to hold it in place, but don't in fact. There's quite some space between it and the other end of the case/enclosure, certainly it's no snug fit, the drive inside has some movement, so that there's a certain amount of give when you plug into the interface. Also, there's very little length between the adapter and device, I have to be careful where I put it to maintain a good connection Similarly, my problem 2.5 originally had no screws either, just makes me wonder.
No real answers sorry, but some of it may help point someone in the right direction.
It really is quite a frustrating problem just the same :)
Good luck all
Posted on May 19, 2009
Off hand it sounds like you are using a usb 2.0 or higher device on a usb 1.0 or 1.1.
it will be slower
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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