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Old 12-31-2010, 06:38 AM   #1
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Hello

I have a Transcend Sata external harddrive its 450GB, and its just gone on a year.
I use it to watch movies and store them.

Now, recently when im watching a movie it will get stuck for a few seconds (Usually 5-10) and the hardrive makes a high pitched sound. I think that it may be getting longer. Ive scanned for viruses and there were none.

What does this mean?
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Get into DOS and run a scandisk.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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whats that?
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Get into DOS and run a scandisk.
Run Scandisk and the USB controller will just turn the hard drive on/off as usual.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Click accessories.
Then click command prompt
Type chkdsk d: or whatever the disk is in your machine.
Let it run and it will turn off bad sectors.
If you have bad sectors, buy a new drive.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:16 PM   #6
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Click accessories.
Then click command prompt
Type chkdsk d: or whatever the disk is in your machine.
Let it run and it will turn off bad sectors.
If you have bad sectors, buy a new drive.
Hey

Ok did that.Found no problems.

But what about the getting stuck when watching a movie and the high pitched sound when it gets stuck.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:15 AM   #7
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thats what theyre trying to help you solve, (im no good at sata so i wont really get involved)
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Ok did that.Found no problems.

But what about the getting stuck when watching a movie and the high pitched sound when it gets stuck.
Remove the hard drive from the external enclosure and install it inside your computer.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:57 PM   #9
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Maybe its just worth buying a new one? Im watching a movie at the moment, im 1:45 in at the moment and it hasnt got stuck. But it doesnt allways.

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Remove the hard drive from the external enclosure and install it inside your computer.
I have a laptop though?
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I have a laptop though?
In that case you can't use the hard drive, unless you put it in another external enclosure.


By all means buy another external if you wish, all i'm trying to say is that the hard drive in your current enclosure is fine.
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