external hard drive help

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MOD Austinian Veteran Member • Posts: 9,901
Re: external hard drive help

a_c_skinner wrote:

Ladies and gentlemen this is an occasion for sympathy not levity.

It depends on whether the OP has backups. If they do, it's a minor annoyance and the OP has a very pretty paperweight. If not, yes, it can be a genuine tragedy if there is irreplaceable data on the drive. I wish every PC sold came with a warning sticker, something like this:

"Complete failure and data loss is possible at any time for several reasons. Please make complete, verified backups of your drive(s) whenever there is new data on them that you would not like to lose. See our included manual for ways to do this."

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