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My Imation Apollo 320GB external hard disk became very slow and would connect only as USB1 device when I plug it in. Transfer rate would be 1MB/s at max. When I boot up the computer with it connected, it would be detected as USB2 so it would perform normally and fast. It has become a hassle because I have to reboot the computer whenever I want to access something from the hd. Lately, it has become slow even if I boot it up with it connected. I had to boot up a couple of time before it becomes useable and fast.

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  • melvin_ramis Sep 13, 2010

    I have formatted, defragged, scan disk... still behaves the same way. No errors/bad sectors seen during disk scans...

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It may be time to format it. CAUTION: formatting a drive will delete everything on there. I suggest to side on the side of caution

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