Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

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Connects and reconnects multiple times..

So I have a WD 500gb My Book and the problem I have is It will randomly disconnect and reconnect to my computer, thus reloading all the files, and if I'm watching something off of it, it obviously gets interrupted.

I can also cause it to happen if I just touch the USB wires in the back of my comp near its plug.

Also some of my high def files that are .mkv won't go onto the drive because I get a memory full error, even though there is 250gb of space.

Thanks in advance

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This isn't everyday hdd. This is for backup.

Primarly: change usb cable!

Try reinstalling usb driver, and scan PC with some good AV.
Check your power cord also.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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