FML why the fuck does this shit keep happening…

Chapter 21 was done. Unfortunately, my backup drive decided to fuck up and die. Well, it’s not really a backup so much as an external HDD. Regardless, my Western Digital 2TB drive has inexplicably decided to make heart wrenching whirring noises at constant intervals whenever I plug it in. Computer doesn’t recognize it either. What the hell man, it’s not even half a year old.

So now I’m really pissed. Apart from all the scanlating stuff, the drive also has stuff I backed up from the laptop that got stolen. Damnit, I should have transfered all the stuff to the desktop and kept 2 copies….. Technology, why hast thou forsaken me!?

Expect some delays. Looks like I need to add a category called ORZ…

Edit: Fuck yeah. After copious amounts of praying, swearing, unplugging, replugging, restarting and the occasional “why the fuck aren’t you working damn it” shake of doom, my HDD is working again. At least for the time being. I’ve copied everything onto my D drive just in case. Further research online also revealed that my particular drive is fine for backing shit up but wasn’t designed for constant use and access -_-” OTL…… Whatever, anyway, expect the next chapter very soon.

P.S: I’m inclined to think that it was the crazy ass shaking that did the trick…lol

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. luin
    May 25, 2011 @ 03:34:29

    Ouch. Its only 1/2 a year old, should still be covered by warranty. Or be brave and open it up and poke around with a screwdriver hoping for the best.

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  2. frizky
    May 25, 2011 @ 04:52:09

    western digital sure is cheap, but quality is crap, I have some of WD’s ext HDD. all of them sucks

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  3. lazypioneer
    May 25, 2011 @ 05:03:21

    its not your fault. we understand that you have try your best.keep up your good work and screw that HDD

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  4. lazypioneer
    May 25, 2011 @ 05:59:00

    oh and try to use command prompt to fix the hdd type this
    chkdsk G: /r
    the G can be replaced with the volume label

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  5. maximus459
    May 25, 2011 @ 06:01:28

    HDD trouble? seems to be going around….. Anyways keep up the good work, !!

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  6. geo
    May 25, 2011 @ 07:46:22

    Sorry to hear that bro. My WD MyBook died on me recently and it had a lot of my personal stuff in it too.

    Though normally you’d save that in your local HDD first before moving it to the external. D:

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  7. Parame
    May 25, 2011 @ 07:55:58

    Yup I had troubles as well just a couple of days ago xD. Managed to get some files back with a hard drive recovery software. Not every thing but some files that I was glad to get back. Maybe you should give it a try.

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  8. En
    May 25, 2011 @ 09:09:45

    That reminds me, I have a virus that keeps eating my hard drives space… Damn it.

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  9. TheZero
    May 25, 2011 @ 09:21:55

    Here’s my advice: replace the PSU (power supply unit), USB and hard drive will not work well, if it is damaged

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  10. Rachid
    May 25, 2011 @ 18:15:33

    Hi there
    in IT the golden rule states that you have to have at all times at least three copies of the same data to call it backed up, in your particular case, you have to get yourself 2 external HDDs and some software specialized in back up stuff (adonis somehing if I remember correctly), one you work with regularly the other one you back stuff up to every week or so, and keep it in a firesafe box.
    losing data is so frustrating, that one might pop a veine or something, so better be safe than sorry, and hard drives are dirt cheap anyway, however our time is not.
    I hope you don’t get stuck like that in the future again, and keep the good stuff coming up, cheers.

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  11. bla
    May 25, 2011 @ 18:35:35

    Sometime ago I got a WD drive, too. It is broken now. Basically I have the same problem as you. My computer does not recognize it anymore and the HDD keeps making strange noises…

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  12. Zepheris
    May 26, 2011 @ 01:25:55

    whirring noise that emits constantly from external drive can mean many thing,

    one of the most common diagnosis though is that the drive is not receiving enough power in the case of USB powered device.

    for external drive with separate power adapter, another common diagnosis is connection cable (between the computer and the external drive enclosure) failing to connect properly, particularly common if the external drive enclosure uses a mini USB port. Release the cable in that case from the enclosure, then from the PC, power down the external enclosure, reconnect the cable with the enclosure, power the enclosure back up, then reconnect it with the PC again.

    if all else fails, the last likely symptom before thinking the HDD is dead (HDD is not that fragile, so it’s very unlikely to die so early) is that the enclosure itself have failed to function properly. The enclosure carry an interface electronic parts that bridges the HDD with the PC through the connection cable, this interface can and sometimes do fail for various reasons.

    In that case to test it, assuming u have basic computer knowledge and a PC with free SATA port would be to open the enclosure (assuming it’s not under warranty) and release the SATA HDD inside and connect it directly to a PC with a SATA cable and see if it works (naturally only connect it while the PC is powered down), if it worked with it directly connected to the PC then the enclosure is likely the problem.

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