[Ubuntu-US-CA] Failing/failed hard disk advice

Luis R. Caballero luis.r.caballero at cox.net
Fri Jun 20 21:36:24 UTC 2014


I ended up buying the separate enclosure because once I completed my ComTIA A+ class I had no use for the HDD and its special case used for schools towers so I opted for external enclosure and used it as an external HDD...and is been 6+ years and my Seagate HDD works flawlessly.

Luis R. Caballero

On Jun 19, 2014 6:06 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
>
> I actually find it's often the enclosure. I have one external 2.5" that 
> beeps and fails to mount on all but 1 usb port on my laptop. Absolutely 
> a power issue - even though I have tried some of those dual power usb 
> cables. 
>
> It's actually why I'm partial to buying the drive and enclosure 
> separate. That and you don't get the stupid 1 yr warranty of the case, 
> but 3-5 years of the drive. If you look carefully you'll notice 
> identical drives sold in cases and alone don't get the same warranty. 
>
> Enjoy, 
> Alex 
>
> On 06/19/2014 04:57 PM, George Mulak wrote: 
> > Thank you Nathan, 
> > 
> > It is also true that sometimes the enclosure electronics go bad.  I just replaced the enclosure on one drive that was doing the same thing and--walah!  It worked fine.  
> > 
> > George Mulak 
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message----- 
> > From: ubuntu-us-ca-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-us-ca-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Nathan Haines 
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:32 AM 
> > To: ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com 
> > Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-US-CA] Failing/failed hard disk advice 
> > 
> > On 06/17/2014 12:00 AM, Grant Bowman wrote: 
> >> My new friend who is trying Ubuntu with a disk from Lyz (thanks Lyz) 
> >> just sent me an email. An external hard drive Seagate (1TB, model #: 
> >> srd0sp0, newegg carries them for $79) with USB interface is not 
> >> mounting automatically. When plugged into the MacBook Pro computer a 
> >> slight clicking sound is heard, then it gets quiet and the light starts blinking. 
> > 
> > Try this drive on a desktop computer.  Sometimes laptops don't provide enough power for 2.5" external USB hard drives.  I know this is silly but it's true.  This is a differential diagnostic step. 
> > 
> > Otherwise, it's probably toast. 
> > 
> > When I worked there, Western Digital had the lowest failure rate in the industry.  As I occasionally said to customers when I was doing support, "It's not that our competitors make bad drives, it's just that ours are better."  So I can definitely recommend WD drives, but the real moral of the story is that you should always have three copies (the original and two backups) of any critical file. 
> > 
> > Regards, 
> > Nathan 
> > 
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