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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Hi when you buy a hard disk you do not get instructions on how to change from FATS to NTFS. Your hard drive is set to FATS by default,which limits you tranferring files up to 4GB.If you changing to NTFS does 2 things. 1.you can transfer bigger files. 2. You will lose all data on the drive so you have to save any files to another drive ect To change to NTFS, go to Start then Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. Under Storage click on Disk Management. Now find your hard drive in the list and Right-click on it and select Format. Under File System change the Answer to NTFS and leave the Allocation Unit to default.Click on Perform Quick Format if you want. click OK and confirm your OK with losing all data on the drive,and your done. Regards Bill
There could be many reasons, but I had the same issues.
It turns out I had mistakingly swapped the 12v DC PSU with another one, the drive would light up, it would click but that was it. Nothing. Gave me the runaround for ages. Seems they need more current than the little PSU I was trying could deliver, so I swapped it for a 2 amp supply and it works fine.
When you drop your hard drive for more than a few inches, you just have
to face the fact that the HD is dead, period. If for some miracle the
drive still works, then it's the work of Jesus/Shiva/whatever deity of
your choice. I'm sorry I can't offer anything more constructive. See
Myth 24 on this page:
WD = Western Digital , 250Gigabyte external USB drive.
This is where you may need to perform all the USB checks and trouble shooting in the book + load any driver software that came with the drive.
also I would need to know what motherboard and what operating system you are using before I can help farther.
normaly windows 98 and 98 se did was just not able to make proper use of the USB ports , also on nforce2 motherboards service pack2 was required to enable the USB 2.0 feature
we are constantly lied to by the computer industry so get used to it untill the feds crack their skulls.
and remember if it's not hebrew , it's a lie :-> lhime shalom.
Yes.If the voltage range exceeds the limit,"astalavista baby."
If the voltage is was below recommended,try plugging in Power Only,turn on,leave for a minutes.This should adjust the voltage regulator back to normal.
You should buy a program called "Partition Table Doctor". I went through the EXACT same thing and it was just a bad partition on my mybook which is the EXACT same as yours is. It cleared up the problem for me. I still have problems with my mybook so i wish that I bought a different hard drive, but oh well.
but try "Partition Table Doctor", it will scan your mybook and fix any partition errors with it.
I was in the same boat as you over a year ago and trust me, "Partition Table Doctor" is a LIFESAVER!