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hard drive is fucked.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Al Green, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    my external hard drive decided to freezeup and die in the middle of my back over to my new laptop...

    im flipping a wig..

    any suggestions to handle myself?
    the warranty has run out.. im going to go hit up the comp USA and get an estimate.. see what the damage will run for any possible salvage of the contents of my hard drive..

    this is seriously. fucked.. ..

    im in a really bad mood.. now.
     
  2. teck

    teck New Jack

    Joined: Jan 12, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    what exactly is wrong?
     
  3. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    you should've backed your shit up!

    i always try to back up my files, especially when i spent a lot of precious time working on it.

    now you just gotta deal with it and buy a new one. they're not as expensive as they used to be.
     
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  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    check out what recovery tols are availale to you.
    I know most home user tools are fr when someone erases
    something by mistake, as opposed to full on drive failure,
    but I know there's a bunch of apps out there that might help.

    or just take it to the pros and let them fix what they can beofre you make things worse.
     
  6. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest



    my power supply went out on me,
    and It cost me $300. But thats for an Apple.
    The data backup/transfer SomethingOrOther
    only runs you about $50...but, like I said,
    thats for an Apple. It could be less for a PC.

    (Im assuming you have a PC.)
     
  7. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    i know to back up my drive..
    i actually have a seond hard drive that ive been lending to my friend.. that has a back up from a couple of months back..
    i was just about to do a new backup today..
    i just had to do some stuff on my pc before i transferred my working files onto my mac..

    dont get me wrong im definitely kicking myself in the ass.

    i know i havent lost everything.. but im wigging..

    not wiggering.. but.. wiggin.
    like ralph...


    its 45 dollars to do a basic evaluation.. theyll phone sometime tomorrow with some answers..

    so.. until then im stressing..

    and learning to get my leg to bend farther backwards to kick myself in the ass.
     
  8. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    partly i think the drive is just badly designed.

    the usb and power ports on the back.. arent recessed enough.. and the usb port is loose.. and janky.. since i bought it..

    the power adapter plug sparks when i plug it in... since ive gotten it..

    its kinda comical.. but its been doing it since i first got it.. and i knew one day itd come back to bite me in the ass.

    its an ARCHOS q disk 60gig usb 1 hd
    which was originally a backup to my
    Western Digital 80 gig firewire hd

    but since i was using different computers for a while it became more convinient to use the usb since not all computers have firewire.

    so i lent my western digital my old roomate since he needed one till he got his..own..but that was months ago..

    i wasnt stressing it.. but.. of course...
    MURPHY's FUCKING LAW...

    anyways.. dont buy janky external HD's


    go for nice sturdy dependable companies like Western Digital.
     
  9. enueone

    enueone Member

    Joined: Sep 13, 2001 Messages: 451 Likes Received: 0
    are you using the same HD to go from your mac to pc?

    does the HD still mount, but lag up?

    if you can get it to mount on a mac and are running osX..try running a diagnostic with disc utility (applications/utilities/disc utility)

    i've lost a firewire HD before (maxtor piece of shit 40 gig)..it sucks...

    the usb shit sounds like they used a hard bridge instead of a soft bridge..which is a design flaw..should google the model hardrive you have and see if any articles or people complaining about shit is online anywhre...

    the sparking..just ain't right...
     
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    never heard of that brand.

    I will never use or endorse an external firewire that isn't a LACIE or a MAXTOR.

    more so lacie just because they have offices near me and are super
    friendly about fixing drives. I know a few people that cleared off their
    drive at the end of the waranty time and then just walked in and swaped
    it for a brand new drive. easy!
     
  11. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    well i would have invested in a lacie drive

    but at the time i was purchasing i had recently bought a lacie external cd burner which worked fine at first
    then after i moved.. completely cracked out
    and cant burn a cd unless i run it at its lowest possible speed..which is a fucking joke of like honestly 1x.. i shit you not..
    when that happened my faith in that company dropped for a bit..

    so i still think western digital is a solid reliable company.. they build their shit like tanks.
    i still think companies should put a little more forethought (thats a word right?) into how external drives work.


    and yes i was jumping back and forth between pc and mac.
    which at first i had problems with files not saving right and having to make multiples and such in different formats.. but i didnt have a problem with 9.0

    10 is when it started fragging.

    if compusa doesnt have any answers for me.. then my friend has diskwarrior or something.. the only thing is..
    that on the pc.. it recognizes the drive..and has random spurts of processing usage
    but wont show the drive when i open up the "my computer" list of drives.. itll just freeze up.. although it shows the drive is connected in the "(un)mounted drives" menu. on the mac.. it just straight doesnt show up..
     
  12. enueone

    enueone Member

    Joined: Sep 13, 2001 Messages: 451 Likes Received: 0
    i was having issues with a firewire drive mouting when i was switching between os9 and osX

    you can try hitting apple M in disc utility and forcing it to mount...

    or...try rebooting in os9 and seeing if it mounts...

    drive problems are frustrating though...
     
  13. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    Ive heard of Archos.
    My company sells their
    products. Not good product.
    There are some products that
    companies buy in order to
    bring in money. They buy it cheap
    and sell it cheap...as a way to
    bring in customers and money.

    That said, DONT EVER buy SiPiX Products....EVER!!
    I bought a SiPiX digital camera a while back.
    I thought I was all cool when I got it for like $100 (2 megapix)
    and the shit broke the first day...*fart noise*
     
  14. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    dance. it's the only thing you can do. set yourself free. dance like you've never danced before. dance like the wind
     
  15. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    hmm.. im really thinking about the last suggestion.

    but...

    nah..
    ill leave that up to the pros..

    and christ punch oner..

    i heard hes a back up dancer for J-lo
     
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