Originally Posted by dy1anvd
Sorry for doin this but its urgent and i cant get any replies
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?
I'd bet it's the controller; not the hard drive itself. I'm seeing many of the controllers fail and quickly turn the hard drive on/off, which creates the problem your having.
Pull apart the external drive to reveal the hard drive inside it and then hook it up directly to your motherboard.