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July 1, 2009 5:12:02 PM

hi there

i purchased a 500gb verbatim external hard drive , about a week ago my music and movies on it stopped working , when i tried copying the files it said "file redundancy error" . i downloaded a western digitial hard drive utility and it failed the test with it ending half way giving the message "could not continue , too many bad clusters" . i then tried formatting it and it gave the same message. it still works but i am afraid of putting any information on it .

Is there a way to partition the bad sectors off from the rest of the hard drive and how long will it last for?

or should i just purchase another hard drive ?

please i really need help , any feedback will be greatly appreciated



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a b G Storage
July 1, 2009 5:14:25 PM

Get your data off of it and RMA it if possible. If RMA is not possible then get a different brand drive.
I wouldn't trust it at all.
July 2, 2009 4:22:32 PM

thanx but its too late :( 

i think the hard drive is dying , i plugged it into my computer and it didnt appear under my computer but it under device manager it is there , is this a sign of it dying?