case and connecting it as an internal HDD.
I think my external hard drive is breaking down. At this point my computer recognizes it and I am (the majority of the time) able to view all the files on it - there are 216 gigs worth.
When I try to transfer the files, sometimes it works - but I'm attempting to move ALL of them from this dying drive to my computers internal drive, then to my new external.
I can sometimes get some files transferred over to my computer but most of the time I get error messages (sometimes midway through transfer) saying there is an I/O error and now I'm getting a new message that says the drive is not formatted, asking me if I want to format it now.
What's the best way for me to get my data off this drive, which I think is on its last legs and probably getting worse?