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Iomega mini max external HD slowing things down

I do video editing on my Mac Mini using my external iomega mini max and it worked fine when i first got it but it has been very sluggish as of late when i edit. when it slows down, it freezes for a second, then it freezes everything else up and i have to turn off my computer and turn it back on. when the hard drive is unplugged, everything works fine so i know it must be the HD. what can i do?

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The hd external iomega 500 gb minimax have a litle noice and don't work dont conect whit my computer.
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