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12:26 Wed 10 May 2006

Steady clicking

Filed under: Tech — 12:26 Wed 10 May 06

The external HD has – I think – bitten the dust. It has been dropping connection intermittently, making the odd noise or three and last night started a regular clicking as if the drive head was flicking to the side. Today I get read / write errors. I grabbed a DOS based drive checker but couldn’t figure out just what to do. So I’m copying everything off – I’m watching the transfer and it goes well (but very slowly), I hear the click, the transfer falters as the head seeks out the correct track again – then I’ll format it and check again just in case it’s bad sectors? Paypal details found, email sent to company concerned and I wait and see I suppose…..
I hate not having backups.

3 Comments »

  1. What in gods name do you do to all those poor HDDs? Semms your constantly breaking them…. or is it the same one going bad slowly? :)

    Comment by AJ — 12:44 Wed 10 May 2006 @ 12:44 Wed 10 May 06

  2. Heh – I use them :)

    The guy emailed me back. Says it’s a power pack problem so can I mail that back to him. Seems odd but he’s the man….

    Comment by Mark — 13:19 Wed 10 May 2006 @ 13:19 Wed 10 May 06

  3. ABuse them more like…. poor ickle hard drive… over worked and under loved :)

    Comment by AJ — 15:50 Wed 10 May 2006 @ 15:50 Wed 10 May 06

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