I am using a Hitachi 1TB external HDD. Recently, its data cable stopped working, I mean the external hard drive stopped getting detected through any USB port with that wire.
My cell phone data cable has the very same connectors, so I started using that as a data cable for my external hard drive. Now I can transfer files TO and FROM my external hard drive to my laptop and one of my friend’s laptop, and even TO my PC, but not FROM MY PC TO external hard drive. The problem arises only when copying files FROM my PC to hard drive.
I have 5 free USB ports and it is happening on every port. The copy process just slows down and never ends.