External Hard Drive problem

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  1. ls1norcal

    ls1norcal New Member

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    I am moving stuff off of my external to my internal, and I can move just about everything with no problem. But when I try to move any MPG file, it says its going to take some ridiculous amount of time and it just hangs. What would cause this?

    BTW, this is ONLY affecting MPG files. I can move AVI and other video formats with no problems.
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    failing hard drive?

    run check disk
     
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    Well I figured it out. Under the hardware properties for the drive, dont enable "optimize for performace". Make sure "Optimize for quick removal" is checked.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    and that made a difference for mpgs? weird. i always have my drives set for quick removal, i guess i never saw that before
     
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    It was giving me other problems as well, but that was the only file transfer issue.
     
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    Any idea what those 2 options do?
     
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