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    external hdd, corrupted and unreadable

    I've got an external hdd which i keep getting this message, i reformat it, it works for a few days and then this happens again. Is it just a knackered drive?

    Anything i can do with it other than bin it?

    i don't want to fill it up with stuff only to lose it all

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    stick it in the freezer for upto a day, and then try it a gain
    yes im serious

    based on if all else fails.
    eiter way it will at some point still fail again so its of no use if internal fails

    Try mounting it internally and see if it acts the same. Also run some analysis software on it.

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    Plum;8217236

    Try mounting it internally and see if it acts the same. Also run some … Try mounting it internally and see if it acts the same. Also run some analysis software on it.



    can't mount it internally, i've got a laptop, any particular software to do this?

    souljacker;8217271

    can't mount it internally, i've got a laptop, any particular software to … can't mount it internally, i've got a laptop, any particular software to do this?



    SMART scan. If you know the make of the drive i.e. WD etc i think most have a tool on their websites to check drives.

    bin it,not worth the risk as its on the way out whatever you do

    souljacker;8217271

    can't mount it internally, i've got a laptop, any particular software to … can't mount it internally, i've got a laptop, any particular software to do this?


    I think it's specific to the hard drive or at least the manufacturer.

    try ]here

    Hey Plum, thanks for the post! Really useful stuff. repped!

    Original Poster

    Plum;8217324

    I think it's specific to the hard drive or at least the manufacturer.try … I think it's specific to the hard drive or at least the manufacturer.try ]here



    thanks but mine doesn't appear to be on there, it's a buffalo external hdd

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint;8217932

    buffalo just make the casing, open it up to see what drive is inside



    ok, well i found this on their site for my drive and have updated the firmware so i'll see if the helps

    buffalo-technology.com/pre…u2/

    souljacker;8217939

    ok, well i found this on their site for my drive and have updated the … ok, well i found this on their site for my drive and have updated the firmware so i'll see if the helpshttp://www.buffalo-technology.com/press/releases/important-notice-to-customers-using-buffalo-technologys-drivestation-models-hd-ce320u2-hd-ce500u2-hd-ce640u2-hd-ce750u2-and-hd-ce10tu2/


    looks promising. Good luck.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your help, repped :thumbsup:

    dcx_badass;8218191

    Stupid comment, one if it's not in a completely sealed bag then it will … Stupid comment, one if it's not in a completely sealed bag then it will get moisture in and break, two, it normally only gives them a few hours life and is not a permanent fix.



    yes i did say it was still going to die after. no1 said its a permanent fix.
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