Tried to create encrypted volume on external drive to move all family videos and images but during process of actually creating one it crashed causing the whole drive to become pretty much "useless". Since then it takes forever to mount the drive and then more time for files to show up for every single folder and subfolder. i tried copying to new drive but its soo slow that if i was to transfer everything it could end up taking weeks if not month(s).
I don't have access to windows and from what i read using paragon ntfs / disk utility on mac may delete or further damage the drive. So what are my options and best solution to overcome this issue. I did try to use chkdsk when i had limited access to it few days ago but after spending 6hours running it. it only did approx 10% at tops (didnt show percentage).
I really need help with this so all advice is really appreciated.
EDIT: i did delete the encrypted volume since it didnt complete so didnt want to risk things
EDIT2: i've trying to load files for hours and it seems like speed is picking up....is there a way to keep the drive running so doesnt go sleep?