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Western Digital PaSSPORT 120GB PORTABLE , write errors and takes very long to copy file

Western Digital Passport Odel WD1200U017 120GB PORTABLE.
write errors and takes very long to copy files even with over 40gb space left on it.

I have run scandisk (chkdsk) with options for thorough scan and fix errors and this still did not work. I also reformated the drive and tried the scandisk and this still did not resolve the problem. The problem seems to be really bad and apparant when copying large files anything from 500Mb to 1 Gb.
I bought drive in mar 2006 so it is just over 2 years now but problems first occured around August/Sept 2007.

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  • dbyrusso Oct 19, 2008

    my wd passport 500mb will not let me copy an 8GB file onto it, even tho i have 320gb remaining!!!! wow! i tried on several computers, and a few different files that were over 8gb. Is this a common problem?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    i can' copy large files into my external hard drive

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Re: dbyrusso's problem, try converting the partition on the hard disk to NTFS, fat32 has file transfer limitations

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Its not your hard disk it could be your cables try change the usb cable and also try to use any other computerto do the sam an d check than please LET ME NO
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