this device can perform faster message pops up with my external harddrive. never used to happen b4, the harddrive takes a long time to come up on the my computer folder and if i disconnect it b4 it pops up it says i need to reformat the drive. the data is accessible but very slow at appearing. any solutions
This could be caused by a failing USB controller on either the hard drive or the computer. Try your hard drive on another computer and/or try other USB 2.0 devices on your computer to determine which device is giving the problem. You can the replace the faulty controller.