External harddrive failure, it happened to me twice
Hi i'm termed as Oertel on this forum, anyway i've had hdd failure twice already, i have a 300Gb Seagate IDE Drive running in a Nexstar enclosure powered by a power supply simular to of a laptop. First time ,.. now get this "a first 4 me" the hdd started vibrating like hell. The following day i took the whole unit to the store where i originally bought it from, explained the matter and had it tested by the tech's at the store. they were blown away on the behaviour of the unit. At first it was kinda funny cause, they've never seen som'ing like this before, well i booked it for repair/replacement. The sad thing is not the entire drive was backed up, and i lost data that took a year to create, and there was absolutely nothing to do cause it just would'nt start up on any machine. The hdd was returned labeled "certified repaired". I started fresh again storing, storing and one day again after 2 weeks it just would'nt start up again, the enclosure led displayed a constant flashing but nothing. I got it started a few times after windows updates after a heavy struggle at times yes, but even then it don't last long cause, after some time it gets hot and then led flashes again and makes a strange pinging sound and then freezes up, thats it. it won't start up after that again. maybe the next day or so, if i'm lucky. I suspected the interface and/or component board on it to be faulty cause the content on the drive itself is not corrupted for the time that it works i can store data on it or copy,cut, whatever untill it malfunctions again , what do u make of this??? I have had the drive installed in other units and pc's as well, nothing. Now the power supply is to hell and gone as well, not working anymore.
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