Well it wasn't me. :p
But someone accidentally switched off my HDD before it was unmounted. Now, I do not believe it was being used at the time - unless it was something that I was not aware of. But it all seems to be working fine now, I used the disk checking tools built in to windows and it is not throwing up any errors. Should this mean that I got lucky this time? What I am worried about is files being corrupted, but would it be more likely that everything is corrupt or just single files? I have played some audio tracks and they work fine but there are way too many files for me to check them all individually.
Any advice would be great, thanks.
Also, once I use the Safe Eject option from the tray notification area, is it safe to switch off at the wall?
To anyone that uses external harddrives for Wii backups, is it safe to disconnect the drive from the Wii once you are back at the main system menu, or can you actually unmount it properly?