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Old 01-16-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Maxtor OneTouch


Has anyone ever had difficulty with a Maxtor OneTouch external USB drive suddenly losing its format?

Astonishingly, from one day to the next I cd to the mount point, first day got the contents of the drive, second day, mount point dir was empty and, yes, the volume was mounted.

Then, using hwbrowser, I noticed the graphic showing the partitions on the maxtor device was green; the default color for an unformatted drive or an unrecognized format.

Any ideas out there?

Dave
 
Old 01-16-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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ever had difficulty with a Maxtor OneTouch external USB drive suddenly losing its format?
Had one die on me. Long time ago tho. Had a Quantum HD I think.

What filesystems have the partitions got?
 
Old 01-17-2007, 01:20 AM   #3
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grr arg

Grr. Arg. That's what I was afraid of.
 
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Grr. Arg. That's what I was afraid of.
Mine was, doesn't mean yours is totally dead. If it still shows the partition table then maybe you could make a bit by bit copy of the partitions and try to salvage stuff. What are the partitions formatted as?
 
Old 01-18-2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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Good idea. I'll check into the partition table.
 
  


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