Strange Behaviour on Dying Hard Drive
Posted on 2006-06-17
Okay, I have a hard drive that is definitely not perfectly healthy anymore.
But the thing is, it's not acting like all the other dying hard drives I've encountered.
I'm having huge problems trying to copy the files off the drive onto a new drive. It would start copying okay for a second or two, but then just like stall. It'll get stuck for maybe 30 seconds, then continue transferring for a second, and then stall again.
Strangely, with the same video file, I can play it perfectly fine and scroll to different parts of it instantly.
The dying hard drive is a 160GB drive and it's pretty much full. I'm trying to think of a way to get the files off, but am not sure how I can do that.
1.) With that information, what could the actual problem be? Why am I able to play/access the files perfectly fine, but can't copy them off the drive?
2.) How can I copy the files off the drive?