Add your answer Joel will be eternally grateful. The high performance electronics repair kit. View the answer I have this problem too Subscribed to new answers. I originally created this Web site for flash drives, but because some people already submitted the speed test results of external USB disks, I added a group for them too. Try to either use a different cable on your drive, or check the cable by connecting it to a different device. The driver installation, however, failed.
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Joel, try to connect the HDD to another computer. Test and publish the speed of your USB flash drive.
Western Digital Elements External HD doesn’t show connected on PC?
You can also try uninstalling the usb driver and once you restart the computer, the drivers should get reinstalled by the operating system. Repair guides and support for external portable storage by Western Digital including the My Book series, My Passport and others. Also make sure that the drive has a drive letter assigned to it. If it shows but it does not show a drive letter, make sure you give it one. In this page, you can find elementw speed test results of USB 3.
Search other USB flash drives: Properties according to USBDeview:. I called WD support. Again I got a message about a failed HDD driver installation, and now everything is like before.
Be aware that all these tests are made by making a sequential read and write operations of a single file. I heard this could be a platter that has gone bad. Was this answer helpful? So look for the things that could be done by you.
This question has been asked before and already has an answer. Most Helpful Newest Oldest. Try to 10n8 use a different cable on your drive, or check the cable by connecting it to a different device. When first connecting the device to my ThinkPad Tsi E37a dialog appeared stating that Windows is attempting to install a driver.
USB Flash Drive Speed Tests – VID = (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), PID = 10b8
As expected, reinstalling the USB driver didn’t change anything. This question already has an answer here: Elements 10B8 [duplicate] Ask Question. Hope this helps, good luck.
Bought the friend a new hdd double the size to compensate – was told there was nothing on it anyway. USBDeview make this test by writing a large file into the USB drive, and then reading back the same file to getting the read speed.
Some Remarks You can click the column headers of the speed tests table in order to sort by elsments desired field. Windows 7 does not detect USB mass storage devices anymore 3 answers. Go into disk management and check if your drive shows there.
Furthermore, make sure that the cable is in good working order. For example, if you want to easily find out the drives with largest write speed, simply click the ‘Write Speed’ link in the column header. I had a Toshiba hdd from a friend that wouldn’t even initialize so couldn’t add a drive letter, I ended up very pleasingly pulling it apart and smashing it to bits before throwing it in the trash, very disappointed it didn’t have the massive magnet in it that the old hard drives used to have.
Update your question when you do. View the answer I have this problem too Subscribed to new answers. Because the database is already quite large, the main page only lists the USB speed tests submitted in the last 60 days.
To more easily compare the speed of USB flash drives, you can filter the list according to drive size group: I originally created this Web site for flash drives, but because some people already submitted the speed test results of external USB disks, I ws a group for them too.
The support technician didn’t know about this particular problem.