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WD WD5000AAKS is very slow, firmware problem?

  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Firmware
  • Windows XP
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
March 4, 2012 11:39:08 AM

I have a WD5000AAKS drive that is running very, very, very slowly. The problem started with reinstallation of Windows XP on a different computer. I aborted the installation and restarted the procedure to reinstall Win XP but the problem got even slower. I suspect the firmware got corrupted and I would like to flash it, but I do not find a way to do it. Any help would be most wellcomed.

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March 6, 2012 4:34:42 PM

how old is the drive? is it making any unusual noises? clicking or spinning really fast all the time? i doubt its a firmware problem tbh.

check for damage on sata/ power cable's and run a dskchk to check the HDD has no bad sectors.
March 6, 2012 4:36:43 PM

however if you want to flash the HDD firmware then go to WD and download their HDD utility software. if their is a way to flash it then thats how.