My External Hard Drive showing I/O Error because I copied big data in it

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Ashok - Dec 11, 2020 at 08:12 AM
nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 - Dec 27, 2020 at 03:03 AM
Hello,
I copied a big data collection on my external hard drive, so now it is not working. Probably data has removed its software to work for I/O.


System Configuration: Windows / Chrome 87.0.4280.88

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nathanwirth Posts 324 Registration date Thursday May 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen September 27, 2022 30
Dec 27, 2020 at 03:03 AM
Basically, an I/O device error appears when Windows is unable to perform an input/output task on a drive or disk.

There can be many possible reasons for this error such as
1) Storage device plugged incorrectly
2) Drives Driver is outdated or not compatible with Windows
3) Storage drive letter already exists and now Windows unable to detect it
4) The drive you have connected might be physically damaged

Above are the main causes for getting I/O device error, now below I am sharing some fixes that you can try to resolve this issue.

1) Make sure that the drive is correctly plugged in
2) Go to device manager and update drives driver software and makes it compatible with Windows
3) Change drive letter
4) Check read/write head of the drive whether it is fine or not

Hope my answer will help you out.
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