Re: Fault with brand new external drive

Walter Ramage

Hi. I did use a differnt cable, I connected the drive to a 2nd computer
with different data cable and ac cable but still got the problem. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: 12 December 2020 17:57
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Fault with brand new external drive

I think there is something wrong with the drive. Also, let's say, for the
sake of argument, that the problem could have been corrected if you had this

or that program or utility. The purchaser isn't required or expected to
correct defects even if he can and attempts to do so often violate the

Its possible the problem is caused by a defect in the cable connecting the
drive and trying another one would have been a good idea, but I see little
prospect of anything else you might have done correcting the problem. I
doubt that would have either.

-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Ramage via
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:46 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Fault with brand new external drive

Hi all. I have just recently purchased from Amazon 2 WD 28tb external
drives. I have loaded files on to one but the second drive appears to have
a problem. I have spoken to Amazon and I will be returning the drive this
coming week and they have sent a replacement which I received this afternoon

and so far appears to be working normally.

The purpose of this post is to discover if it was possible for me to have
rectified the problem and avoid returning the item.

I started yesterday transferring 14.7tb on to this new drive but at random
times an error would occur, I've been told that when that happens an orange
light flashes on the drive whereas a constant white light shows when it is
working normally. When the error occurs I get the message that the
requested action can't be completed because of an I/O error and if I want
help with the problem the error code is 0x8007045d.

My computer knowledge is very limited but I did do a Google search but the
main results were that fixing this shouldn't be attempted unless you know
what you are doing, and I don't. I also found an option to download a tool
to fix an I/O error. In the end I decided the best thing was to return it
to Amazon.

When I got the error I couldn't get access to the drive, I was told the
location wasn't available. If I turned the drive off then back on or
restarted the computer then I could get access, until the error re-occurred.

So, is returning the item the best thing or could I have repaired this issue

myself? By the way, I connected the drive to two different computers with
the same result. I'm just curious as to how one goes about sorting out this

kind of issue. Walter.

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