I've got a 1tb Seagate external hard drive that I've had for about 4 months now. It's always worked perfectly and I've had no problems whatsoever with it.
However, two weeks ago, I formatted my computer. I reinstalled the same version of Windows XP Pro with the same CD even, installed all the drivers for the motherboard, wifi device, keyboard, etc etc, until everything was basically at the same point it was before I formatted.
Only one thing has changed - my external hard drive is working at extremely slow speeds. It's plugged into a USB3 port (although I don't think it's USB3 compatible) as it always has been, and yet, I can't figure out what could be causing the slowness.
I think it might be a USB problem and not one with the hard drive, because when I plug my phone in and try to move files onto it, it also works pretty slowly.
I've been trying for a few days to figure it out, and I've even gone to such lengths as buying myself a 1tb internal hard drive, which arrived today, only for me to realise that I needed to move all the files from the external onto it - which is going to take hours, if not days.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.