External Hard Drive Reading Really Slowly

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jacanidae, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Jacanidae macrumors newbie

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    I have a WD elements eternal hard drive. My macbook pro (late 2012) has recently begun having issues reading it, takes about 5 minutes for it to pop up in Finder. When I plug my hard drive into the PC boot camp side of my computer I don't have any issues with it being read (less than a minute). The hard drive was reading perfectly fine until a month ago, and I have no idea why it's not reading quickly anymore. Help?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    I'd recommend going back into Bootcamp and downloading HD Tune Pro. From there, click 'Health', and select your external HDD from the drop-down list. If at the bottom-left, the health shows as anything other than 'OK', the hard-drive is failing.

    If that's OK, please can you confirm which format the disk is in (FAT32, exFAT?) If it's in NTFS, did you download an NTFS driver for OS X (and if so, which one was it please?)
     
  3. Jacanidae thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The format is FAT32.

    Would the hard drive be failing if it works perfectly fine on the PC side? I use it on the PC side to run a MMO off of it and the game works great.

    Also I ran check disk in Terminal to see if there were any issues and it was fine.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Well it'll only take 2 minutes to check so it's best to verify the worst case scenario before we look into anything else.
     

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