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    Problems transferring files to HDD from PC - File transfer freezes mid-way

    Hi all,

    First like to say this is a great site and has LOADS of helpful articles and information, unfortunately nothing specific to my problem though!!

    Right, I Bought a Western Digital wdbaau0010hbk 1Tb external HDD around 6 months ago mainly for storing and playing games on/ from. Using WBFS Manager 3.0 games were transfered from my PC flawlessly and worked fine using Loader GX. The HDD had around 15 games on totalling roughly 40Gb. After downloading a game for my son the other day the transfer process was normal and game again is fine to play. However this evening after a fair bit of head-scratching the file transfer of a new ISO halted at 18s and did not move, unless the USB input was disconnected and re-connected, then WBFS would show "transfer complete" or similar, nothing actually transferred to drive. The same occured each time, always pausing on 18s.

    I then tried a different management tool - Wii Backup Manager, this again halts the transfer, ruling out (nearly, to my dissapointment) the chance of the problem being software related.

    Following this I ran a chkdsk, which appeared fine, retreived all the isos from the drive (using WBFS M) and then wiped and reformatted drive with a larger WBFS partition. Tried again to transfer a file (this time a file that I knew to be once transferring and working fine on HDD) and again the WBFS Manager pauses after a seemingly fixed duration, every time I attempt the transfer. Small files ie Super Mario Bros are transferring and playing fine, as long as it completes the transfer before the management software throws a wobbler!!

    Has anyone out there got any experience of this issue? I am going to look in the attic tomorrow for another USB lead in the hope that it may be something as simple as this. Anything else likely, other than the HDD itself?

    Any info would be appreciated!!
    Cheers
    cmacinnes86
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacinnes86 View Post
    Hi all,

    First like to say this is a great site and has LOADS of helpful articles and information, unfortunately nothing specific to my problem though!!

    Right, I Bought a Western Digital wdbaau0010hbk 1Tb external HDD around 6 months ago mainly for storing and playing games on/ from. Using WBFS Manager 3.0 games were transfered from my PC flawlessly and worked fine using Loader GX. The HDD had around 15 games on totalling roughly 40Gb. After downloading a game for my son the other day the transfer process was normal and game again is fine to play. However this evening after a fair bit of head-scratching the file transfer of a new ISO halted at 18s and did not move, unless the USB input was disconnected and re-connected, then WBFS would show "transfer complete" or similar, nothing actually transferred to drive. The same occured each time, always pausing on 18s.

    I then tried a different management tool - Wii Backup Manager, this again halts the transfer, ruling out (nearly, to my dissapointment) the chance of the problem being software related.

    Following this I ran a chkdsk, which appeared fine, retreived all the isos from the drive (using WBFS M) and then wiped and reformatted drive with a larger WBFS partition. Tried again to transfer a file (this time a file that I knew to be once transferring and working fine on HDD) and again the WBFS Manager pauses after a seemingly fixed duration, every time I attempt the transfer. Small files ie Super Mario Bros are transferring and playing fine, as long as it completes the transfer before the management software throws a wobbler!!

    Has anyone out there got any experience of this issue? I am going to look in the attic tomorrow for another USB lead in the hope that it may be something as simple as this. Anything else likely, other than the HDD itself?

    Any info would be appreciated!!
    Cheers
    cmacinnes86
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