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    Help with new external hdd!

    Managed to get one of the 320gb mac ones from currys, however whenever i try copy any of my tv shows from my other external hdd, it comes up with this folder already contains ( e.g. 24)
    and then it cancels the copying..
    but it doesnt contain the files lol!
    Anybody help??

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    Banned

    do you have a pc and not a mac?

    it needs formatting for PC

    right click on it from my computer and format it to either ntfs or fat32

    is you are on mac reformat using disk utility,make sure it is set up to read and write to disc

    if its WD,make sure you remove that smartware crap as well

    Original Poster

    I'm on a mac, I'll try this, however I've just noticed when moving the hard drive when it's plugged it makes abit of a whirring sound?
    Is this normal :s
    and just because I'm moving it?
    And it was copying some data and I had to move it, and I heard some clicking

    Banned

    bit worried you can hear the whirring and clicking

    doesnt sound good to be honest

    spikeyjacko;7930102

    I'm on a mac, I'll try this, however I've just noticed when moving the … I'm on a mac, I'll try this, however I've just noticed when moving the hard drive when it's plugged it makes abit of a whirring sound?Is this normal :sand just because I'm moving it?And it was copying some data and I had to move it, and I heard some clicking



    clicking means its knackered,straight back with it

    Original Poster

    Is the whirring just because I moving it when the disc is spinning?
    Argh lol bad times
    travelled like 30 min to get it!
    It was a clearence item as well!
    I wonder If they'll send one to my nearest store..
    Currys that is..

    Original Poster

    Also the clicking only seems to be wen I move it..

    Banned

    do the format to to get it checked over, but somehow i think you are out of luck

    gah!

    one more thing, does the usb cable have two usb plugs? if so use both, or try a rear socket, the unit might not be getting enough power
    such devices can sometimes be fussy

    Original Poster

    Only came with a single USB..

    Banned

    spikeyjacko;7931615

    Only came with a single USB..



    or try a rear usb socket (if its a desktop)

    any luck with it so far?

    Original Poster

    Only just got back home.. it only appears to make the noises when moving it, when plugged in.

    Original Poster

    Could it just be that I moved the hdd when it was in use?
    As most of the time it will be just stuck in the ps3..

    Banned

    I have a wd 120 portable usb, i cant say that i hear a noise from it even if you move it while its working

    if it works reliably and smoothly, then its probably ok, if its not working for you still, then hope you can get it replaced

    Original Poster

    jubbyme;7933350

    I have a wd 120 portable usb, i cant say that i hear a noise from it … I have a wd 120 portable usb, i cant say that i hear a noise from it even if you move it while its workingif it works reliably and smoothly, then its probably ok, if its not working for you still, then hope you can get it replaced



    Hmm oh dear, I don't know what to do!

    Banned

    first thing is this

    is it working reliably and smoothly?

    if so, im sure its fine
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