May 15th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Finally, a problem. :(
Not with my Boxee Box, but the 1TB external drive nearly full of media made a single "click" and was no more. All media gone, drive can neither mount nor format. It is a 1 year old Western Digital Green 1TB drive. I need to replace it, what is a really long lasting 2TB drive priced in the low $100 range these days? I've over the years had dozens of drives, from 40 MB up and oddly enough never before suffered a loss. Some running 24/7 for over 10 years. Thanks.
May 15th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Either Segate or Western Digital, failure rate is about the same on each company.
May 16th, 2012, 03:17 PM
I have many Western Digital Elements HDDs and quite a few older models also - none have ever failed -- even after 2 of the 2Tb Elements models fell approx. 5 feet onto a solid/hard surface
btw - if you would like to 'try' to salvage any data/files from your dead drive, put it in your freezer for a few hours - take it out and 'quickly' see if it will function long enough to copy the data from it - this 'sometimes' works - and if it works, try to keep it cool/cold long enough to get the data off of it -- and 'No', this is 'not' a joke!! -- but I must add... this sometimes works for a HDD that's still clicking - if yours did a 'One Click' and shut down, there may be no hope
Good Luck if you attempt this
May 16th, 2012, 04:35 PM
the freezer trick only works if the issue is regarding spinning the drive.
Run Recuva on the disk
I have ~6 of the WD Green drives and havent had a failure - I though I posted a quick story on it, but it looks like I clicked the wrong damn button to post it (i need to quit using the "quick reply" option.
May 16th, 2012, 04:53 PM