DAMNED WESTERN DIGITAL!!!
Posted by tim in Pissed on April 14, 2006

Drive number 3 just kicked the bucket. The last two drives, I caught before they were officially dead, and I was able to retrieve the data from them. This one just happened out of the blue though. No warning signs, no prior data loss, NOTHING.

Last night the power went out because of a storm, and I never brought the server back online. This morning I needed to use it, so I went to power it up. What do I see?

WDC$WD-440FB-04FNA4 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 17.43G17

I had so much stuff on that drive, too. Most of it was web projects that I didn't have stored elsewhere, but I also had some backups and personal data on it.

 
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dude, that really sucks

Is it still under warrantee? i wonder if you can have WD retreive your lost info if it's a manufacturing problem

  • Posted by Siplus (Guest) on April 15, 2006 at 09:52:29PM

Well, it's not under warranty. It only had a 90 day warranty on it when I got it, and that's been a couple years ago.

In terms of the data, I got everything I needed back off of the drive. Now I just need to rustle up a decent sized drive to replace it with.

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on April 15, 2006 at 10:01:43PM
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