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RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Garbee - 03-27-2012

I would download and run the diagnostic tools (CD edition) first. Looking into possible firmware later tonight or early tomorrow for you.


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - pyrosrockthisworld - 03-27-2012

ok im downloading the Diagnostic for DOS (CD) now


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Garbee - 03-29-2012

I can't find anything even related to firmware for this disk.


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - tordeu - 03-29-2012

(03-29-2012, 08:41 AM)Garbee Wrote: I can't find anything even related to firmware for this disk.


I couldn't find anything either. But I had this happened before (not finding HDD firmware, I mean). Maybe you're not supposed to do that. Or they want you to either buy a new one or send in the old one so they can charge you double of what a new one would cost.

But maybe it wasn't even a firmware issue.Could be a really weird chain of coincidences that are not reproducible. The PSU could also be responsible (voltage spike/drop) or the filesystem was corrupted. Or a combination of several things.

I would definitely not keep anything on that drive without a backup. But I would not do that with any drive anyway.


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Robbie Ferguson - 03-29-2012

WD15EARS? Did you read this thread?

Also, did you do this?
[Image: adv_format_jumper.jpg]


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - tordeu - 03-29-2012

(03-29-2012, 04:56 PM)Robbie Ferguson Wrote: WD15EARS? Did you read this thread?

Also, did you do this?
[Image: adv_format_jumper.jpg]


I thought about Advanced Format, too. But that should only destroy performance, not the data.


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Garbee - 03-29-2012

(03-29-2012, 04:44 PM)tordeu Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 08:41 AM)Garbee Wrote: I can't find anything even related to firmware for this disk.


I couldn't find anything either. But I had this happened before (not finding HDD firmware, I mean). Maybe you're not supposed to do that. Or they want you to either buy a new one or send in the old one so they can charge you double of what a new one would cost.

But maybe it wasn't even a firmware issue.Could be a really weird chain of coincidences that are not reproducible. The PSU could also be responsible (voltage spike/drop) or the filesystem was corrupted. Or a combination of several things.

I would definitely not keep anything on that drive without a backup. But I would not do that with any drive anyway.


Um... They want you to have updated Firmware on drives since if a bug exists and you lose your data (like it appears has happened) they want to point out an update was available vs losing a customer and having a possible lawsuit due to an issue like that. There is no reason to not offer firmware updates, even for monetary reasons, it just isn't worth the risk to customers.


(03-29-2012, 05:09 PM)tordeu Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 04:56 PM)Robbie Ferguson Wrote: WD15EARS? Did you read this thread?

Also, did you do this?
[Image: adv_format_jumper.jpg]


I thought about Advanced Format, too. But that should only destroy performance, not the data.


You never know, odd things happen all the time from the oddest causes. If the jumpers are not proper, there can go data/stability.


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Robbie Ferguson - 03-29-2012

WD fails anyways... so...


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Garbee - 03-29-2012

* Garbee has never had an issue with WD with their firmware.

a WD with HP firmware on the other hand....


RE: Cool Linux like Windows Shell - Robbie Ferguson - 03-30-2012

WD drives are among the most expensive to conduct data recovery on since their spindles are attached to the cover. It requires very specialized work. So in the event of a hard drive crash where data recovery is required, a Seagate drive will save you around $1,000.