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Old 06-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default USB External Hardrives ?

I have to ask this question now that I have had 3 different brand USB hard drives fail on me.

I'm wondering if there is somthing windows does to USB drives that will cause them to jsut break or what.

I had a WD and Maxtor and some other brand I can't remember. Each one was 300 gb or more.

The interesting thing was they each started to go the same way. I would start to notice a little windows genertated popup down in the systray that something along the lines . there are read and write with the x:drive . I wish I kept the error but have lost it. If I went to take a look a the drive with explorer I could see the files but things were just a little slower. then I decided I better try and copy some things off the disk before I lost it. after about 5 mins every thing stopped and the drive was know longer recognized.

This has happened on 3 sep usb drives.

The pc is a hp pavilian has a 2ghz processor 1 gb ram runs xp. I just looking for some common link.

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: USB External Hardrives ?

I have had "older" hard drives die on me while using them thru USB.
I also had a older USB stick drive that made a funny noise then it also died.
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