Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:33 PM
HI, it seems like I have read and answered a couple of these problems myself. Now I would like to know what options you think I have.
The Problem: Right after I returned to my desk, after a short break, I heard my (second) HD start like a ticking time-bomb and the HD orange LED stayed on while the system locked up. I turned the comp. off the wrong way, waited and rebooted to get the BIOS to check the drives. THe primary slave, my secondary drive, was bad... turned off unplugged HD power and now I am here.
What I want to know is whethere I'll ever be able to recover data from that drive. It is a Maxtor 8 Gig, so i could dump all the data onto my main drive. I'll get the serials for the drive after I power down. Does anybody think that it might be in the first stages of failing because this was so sudden? It is my backup drive so it doesnt get used regularly, but I did use it a few times the past couple days. However it sounded and operated normally.
A further irony of this story is that this drive was a replacement by RMA to maxtor for a drive that had failed in 2001 (the original was purchased in ~1999)