cannot write on USB hard drive

  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Home

    cannot write on USB hard drive

    my problem is kinda strange and very annoying
    this problem started a month ago
    when i try to access , copy or read data from my HDD there is no problem at all
    but when i try to copy or move new data to my External hard drive copying speed drops from 30-60 Mb/s to few KBs for about a minute then spikes up few times then i get error message saying the location is not available
    on task manager the External HDD usage is 100% but 0 read speed and 0 write speed
    i tried checking for errors multiple times all tests were negative
    today windows asked me to check for errors
    i did it but this happened
    cannot write on USB hard drive-screenshot-308-.png
    i headed to events viewer to see the report it was full of
    File record segment 126976 is unreadable
    full report is attached
    could you help please
    thanks in advance :)
    Last edited by Zaref; 25 Jun 2016 at 21:05. Reason: adding photo
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 8,092
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint, Win7 Pro

    There could be many possibilities with the drive, with the USB port/s, with the USB controller on the motherboard, with the USB cable, etc. Could also be an issue using a USB 3.0 device on USB 2.0 port, a problem using a USB 2.0 cable when a USB 3.0 cable would be called for. I'd try the drive on a different computer to verify some of these points. Could also be the drive is going bad.
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  3. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,518
    Windows 10 IoT

    How old is the drive in the enclosure. Looking at checkdisk, either the drive is failing or the controller in the enclosure is failing. Other possibilities are a power issue. Does the enclosure have its own power pack?
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