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WD external hard drive takes long time to spin up

Last response: in Storage
December 24, 2010 9:41:32 AM

My WD external hard drive when connected to computer gets detected but takes at least 2hrs. to display the drives in windows explorer. why does it taking such a long time? what may be the problem. please help
a c 102 G Storage
December 24, 2010 2:42:27 PM

I would back up the data on the drive, and then run a scandisk on it to make sure the drive is not going bad.