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  1. hi, i had the same thing many years ago.... in the owrst case, you could rename all your music files and folder easily (if they were tagged) and the picture-photo files (if they had exif) : it is easy to group them by exif info (like the day date or hour date). good luck
  2. are you sure it is RAID ? i would suggest jbob ..... if one drive have a problem, can data be recovery fro mthe other drive ? in raid, i don't knwo whenever the data are written sequentialy with both header fat or one header fat table of whenever the data is written in alt-disk mode (one part of each file on one drive, the other part on the other drive). it this last case, the recovery data operation is clearly impossible.
  3. what is the model of the inside hard drive ? you should tell it in your article. and does the usb PCB is fixe to the moderboard or not ? it is important to know to whenever the hard drive can be repair or change or not best regards
  4. that's why you need to have many cloud accounts everywhere and not only one . So, you can manage many failures in a quick. i use otixo to copy,move,rename, transfer or backup all data beetween (or to) my other cloud accounts. if tomorrow, my main cloud provider told me to backup 4To of data like in this announcement, i will manange to do it without aother account elsewhere and a cloud software to agregate my whole clouds. Thanks to otixio.
  5. i'm a PC user, and i bought the aluminium mybook studio 3TB on applestore. After NTFS, all is fine and works fine. No big deal it's ok, not a "mac-only" product, just a "design-mac-product". i don't understand why the height is so high for this new model ! 15mm for the 1TB is big in 2013 ! whaaaoooo ! Last month, i just purchase the Lian Li EX-10QB external case where i put in the Seagate ST1000LM024 1TB hard dive into. The whole is less high than 12mm. And it is 2011-2012 products years. Moreover, the box is in alum , not plastic ! So, why western digital my passport new product is so expansibe, so plastic, so high ? I have a question, if i buy the 2TB mypassport ultra, will i get a for-life 2TB storage space in the cloud of WD ? or less space or each month pay ?
  6. burning stuff on DVD is NOT a safe storage solution ! really not !
  7. well, guess what...i'm back with pretty good news : 1 - Four hours after my last post, i burnt a ISO live CD of linux (kubuntu 11.04 x86, KDE because very look like Win7 for no-gnome user !) 2 - i boot on the live CD (my fail drive is out and switch of, and no link USB yet) 3 - once linux is full CD-loaded into memory, i run the explorer (its pretty name is Dolphin, no more Konqueror like at my work on my old machine) 4 - i plug the HD on power (i remind you my HD is now a external usb because bring it out quickly of the case since the first failure) 5 - i wait the power look stable (like about 10s to be sure it will not suddenly auto-random switch off itself) 6 - then i connect the usb link to my case 7 - then...miracle...god is an opensource savior ! 8 - linux autodetech my usb harddrive quickly (i'm pretty stomached because it did that at least x4 faster than Win7 usb detection and most wonderful of that : no more need to do the dish-mount thing in console with hand, last KDE release does that auto and quickly ! God must really be an opensource melting of strange things) 9 - now i can see the file structure, and begin to browse it, open subfolder (here i got a big fear because once i click on one file, linux try to read it instantly to make a preview thing, or catch details on the install. Why can't it just read the fXXXking mdr & fat to just display the file listing...well more fear that bad thing ) 10 - then tadaaaaa, i can copy and paste elsewhere my folder (even ot the need to install ntfs writer, it runs/can wxrite on ntfs at start ! damn, my old-work must be very old....) 11 - i was able to copy/paste my precious data for about 20 minutes then.......the power supply was off again before my entire backup !!! damn it Opensource linux god is not a full savior, just an enticing people!) 12 - i decided to unplug and replug, redo the whole procedure, step by step .... but it won't run anymore ...not bad at all because i successed to backup around 70% of my very important work (most part of the rest was on a old bakcup of 1 month dated) It could be the end of my story but....no ! 13 - i came back under windows 14 - i redo the exact same procedure... 15 - and it ran again !!!!! Yeah !!!! god can be an opensoure thing at all ! it was just a question of time, hazard (principle of heretism, eclipse act...etc..) 16 - quickly i gone on my backup.............then about 5-10min later the hard drive switched off random again.... (i guess satan does exist in all case ) 17 - i went to bed and told myself it must be tired like me ! It was really like something was heat, become hot (but no strange small at all, my nose is very good in that). 18 - now, during the morning (7 hours after last success windows boot), the hard drive rans again 20 minutes (same procedure), and i finished my backup. and the drive shut down again, power supply is sleeping again.... Now, i'm waiting the opening of the IT-shop to quickly buy a new disk because i'm stressing of haveing my whole life on only on support. Oh, by the way, the hard drive was not placed "à plat" (in french), guess i can translate by "not lay down", but it was stood up and the front connector panel was on the high (to the up). Last time i checked the random power shutdown, i had notice it had better chances to run when the disk was in stand up position...strange behavior...strange failure for a not-mobile hard drive maybe it depends on the number of heads/platters (four in my case i think) Thanks for you message and help, and advice. Even if God is not opensource, it still have improve linux since my last installation at my work ! Glory to Kubuntu (i know people hate KDE, not me..., Joke, kidding..)
  8. hi ! while i was working (office activity so not very HD work/copy) on my computer, i have a strange freeze problem : my browser (where i worked) was frozen . It was the hard drive where the mozilla cache was. After a short moment i quickly understood my whole hard drive will go failure ! and i heard strange noise : run and switch off motor/head/power. now my HD does not run at windows boot... (i'm crying my heart of 750GB of personal data !!) i got back the HD off the case and now i'm trying it with USB access using usb-sata cable connector. When i switch on the HD, it's running a very short time (5s), but the OS (win7 x64) did not have enought time to rightly discover it (and all its partition) because the drive always switchs off on first USB drive detection ! then i unplug and replug the HD and the drive can very hardly (random i guess) been recognize by windows. Only one time i success to see again my partition/files list but not enought time to copy the files. what should i do know ? do you think if i access it with linux live CD, the HD may work better (enough time for a backup) ? Maybe linux will check/boot/discover the USB drive more quickly than windows does ? Maybe the HD mecanical system is less solicited under linux ? thanks for help (sorry for my expression, i'm not born english) my hard drive is : brand : western digital model : WD7500AAKS-00RBA0 DATE : 04 jul 2007 (so almost 4 years) DCM : HBRNNA2ABB SN : WCAPT0126312