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File corruptions on my WD Portable USB 2.0 60GB drive

Posted on 2006-11-20
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Dear Experts,

I have a WD Passport 60GB USB 2.0 dirve, which I use on a regular USB 1.x port. Quite frequently, when I copy files, a few of them claim to be corrupt. If I run checkdisk on re-boot, it finds "cross-link" errors and a couple of other problems, which it fixes and then all is well, until it happens again.

What's going on?

I have run WD diagnostic utilities and there are no physical errors or bad sectors.
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Brian Pringle earned 500 total points
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The drive should be backwards compatible with USB v1.x, but you might want to verify it in the User's Manual.  Also, you might want to make sure that the drive is configured to not use the disk cache.  

1. Right-click "My Computer" and click "Manage"
2. Click "Device Manager" in the left-hand pane.
3. Expand "Disk Drives" in the right-hand pane.
4. Double-click the desired drive to open Properties.
5. Click the "Policies" tab
6. Select the radio button next to "Optimize for performance".
7. Check the box next to "Optimize for quick removal"

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I think that worked...
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