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MYBOOK PREMIUM HD Delayed write failure?

I have had my WD MYBOOK for a little over a year and I am not pleased with the performance. Every time I attempt to read or write to the drive, I get a Delayed Write Failure, data hes been lost error. I have attempted latest drivers multiple times, I've researched a dozen forums, I've even gone as far as editing registry and adjusting pagefile size and misc. other suggestions, and so far nothing has worked. Luckily my data has never been lost contrary to the error message, but it is incredibly frustrating as I purchased the drive for the purpose of backing up my system. I have noticed that the problem is less likely if I read or write in very small increments, ie approx. 350MB or less. But is an incredible pain in the neck to do so. PLEASE HELP ME, I'M DOWN TO MY LAST NERVE WITH THIS THING!!!

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  • stevenclark Dec 14, 2008

    I've had the same problem with the USB connection on the My Book. It seems almost every time I install some new software the USB hub drivers get altered in some way, leading to write delay failures. The drive seems very temperamental about the drivers it uses. The only solution I've found is after any new software installations (sometimes even Windows updates) in Device Manager I uninstall all the USB drivers, unplug the drive's power adapter and USB cable (from the computer, not the back of the drive), then plug in the power again, then the USB cable. The drivers install and it seems to work fine until I make other system changes. Its an annoying hastle, but it seems to work.



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Most likely the drive has bad sectors. You should get it replaced it and don't store any valuable data on it.

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