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External hard drive has lost all its data
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RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm)fredd bear Wrote:
(February 25, 2019 at 6:31 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: bestbuy.com Or Amazon.com. Comparison shopping always recommended.

Indeed, Although I have found Ebay to be a pretty accurate price guide for most things..

I prefer not to shop at Amazon because I don't like the way they treat their employees.


Addendum; I checked. bestbuy.com is not available in  Oz.

Maybe you need a relay person? Somebody in St. Louis, perhaps?

(February 25, 2019 at 9:21 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(February 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm)fredd bear Wrote: Indeed, Although I have found Ebay to be a pretty accurate price guide for most things..

I prefer not to shop at Amazon because I don't like the way they treat their employees.


Addendum; I checked. bestbuy.com is not available in  Oz.

Maybe you need a relay person? Somebody in St. Louis, perhaps?

EYA: Have you considered ordering directly from the manufacturer?
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#22
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 25, 2019 at 9:21 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(February 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm)fredd bear Wrote: Indeed, Although I have found Ebay to be a pretty accurate price guide for most things..

I prefer not to shop at Amazon because I don't like the way they treat their employees.


Addendum; I checked. bestbuy.com is not available in  Oz.

Maybe you need a relay person? Somebody in St. Louis, perhaps?

(February 25, 2019 at 9:21 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Maybe you need a relay person? Somebody in St. Louis, perhaps?

EYA: Have you considered ordering directly from the manufacturer?
 
Considered, yes, willing , no, unless the manufacturer was local..

I like to buy locally if I can, because our consumer protection laws have teeth. OR Ebay; have bought dozens of things, and have had few problems. Whenever an item has been faulty, I have always been able to get a refund.  

In terms of an  external SSD, I will only consider buying one when the price is competitive with HDD. From what I've seen there's still a long way to go.
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#23
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 22, 2019 at 9:04 pm)fredd bear Wrote: About a year ago, I bought a  LACIE 500Gb external hard drive, I wanted to have a drive which used an external power source.

Used it for larger files, mainly videos, a total of about 350GB

Had not used it for about 6 months.

Yesterday,I attached it to my Imac. When I opened it, the only thing showing was one folder; "BUDA"

As far as I'm aware it's unusual for a hard drive to suddenly delete everything.  That leads me to believe there is a software issue. That the files  are probably still there.

I also have a laptop, which runs Windows 10 and Linux Mint Cinnamon, as dual boot.. have also tried the Lacie drive on each OS. Same result.


Does anyone happen to know of any troubleshooting I can do?

I don't know how to get rid of it, but I think it happens when you connect the drive to a bluray player. I've had a few external drives and BUDA only appears in those I've used to watch tv with.
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#24
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 25, 2019 at 11:29 pm)fredd bear Wrote:
(February 25, 2019 at 9:21 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Maybe you need a relay person? Somebody in St. Louis, perhaps?


EYA: Have you considered ordering directly from the manufacturer?
 
Considered, yes, willing , no, unless the manufacturer was local..

I like to buy locally if I can, because our consumer protection laws have teeth. OR Ebay; have bought dozens of things, and have had few problems. Whenever an item has been faulty, I have always been able to get a refund.  

In terms of an  external SSD, I will only consider buying one when the price is competitive with HDD. From what I've seen there's still a long way to go.

They're not for bulk storage, their claim to fame is speed.* For accessing the frequently needed code they're the champs.


*I started out on a 286 computer back in the '80s. Speed is incredible now even without an SSD.
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RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 26, 2019 at 8:14 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(February 25, 2019 at 11:29 pm)fredd bear Wrote:  
Considered, yes, willing , no, unless the manufacturer was local..

I like to buy locally if I can, because our consumer protection laws have teeth. OR Ebay; have bought dozens of things, and have had few problems. Whenever an item has been faulty, I have always been able to get a refund.  

In terms of an  external SSD, I will only consider buying one when the price is competitive with HDD. From what I've seen there's still a long way to go.

They're not for bulk storage, their claim to fame is speed.* For accessing the frequently needed code they're the champs.


*I started out on a 286 computer back in the '80s. Speed is incredible now even without an SSD.

 I understand that SSD are used for speed; EG if and when I get  new PC, it will have 265GB SSD to run it.

However, I'm hoping they will get a bit bigger ,say 1TB. . Even so,I can store a lot of data on 512GB, so perhaps I'll get one when they get cheaper, and buy more as needed.  (I don't play games)
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#26
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
EVO sells a 1T. Saw it at Best Buy this weekend.
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#27
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 26, 2019 at 5:02 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: EVO sells a 1T. Saw it at Best Buy this weekend.

I don't know what  EVO is.

Best buy has one shop in Australia, in Queensland, I think. it does not sell online in Australia. I seldom buy anything from overseas, unless via Ebay.-

As I've said, I prefer not to do business with Amazon because of the way they treat their employees

I will start buying external SSD when the price  is competitive with flash drives.  My use externally is only for storage . Currently i store things on the Imac hard drive, backups on external HDD or flash drives.
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#28
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
It doesn't seem likely that solid state drives will achieve price parity with spinny disks or flash anytime soon.
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#29
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
Search for this: Seagate - FireCuda 1TB Internal SATA Hybrid Hard Drive for Desktops
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#30
RE: External hard drive has lost all its data
(February 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm)fredd bear Wrote:
(February 26, 2019 at 5:02 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: EVO sells a 1T. Saw it at Best Buy this weekend.

I don't know what  EVO is.

Best buy has one shop in Australia, in Queensland, I think. it does not sell online in Australia. I seldom buy anything from overseas, unless via Ebay.-

As I've said, I prefer not to do business with Amazon because of the way they treat their employees

I will start buying external SSD when the price  is competitive with flash drives.  My use externally is only for storage . Currently i store things on the Imac hard drive, backups on external HDD or flash drives.

500Gig, $107:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...6820147643

They already are competitive with and more reliable than flash drives. Newegg.com features Aussie partner stores.

(February 26, 2019 at 4:55 pm)fredd bear Wrote: I'm hoping they will get a bit bigger ,say 1TB.

Hope no more...

1TB:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...6820326789

2TB:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...6820250104

4TB:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a...54G6WB4089

Granted, bang for your buck goes down as size goes up, but they're getting bigger all the time and the 1 and 2 TB drives are becoming affordable.

(February 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm)Jackalope Wrote: It doesn't seem likely that solid state drives will achieve price parity with spinny disks or flash anytime soon.

External SSDs can already be had for the same or less than comparably sized flash drives and the larger the drive, the cheaper the SSD is in comparison to the flash drive.

Spinny disks are dying technology. Their only real advantage at this point is their sheer size in a 3.5in footprint. They can't even fill the data pipeline on SATA 6.0Gig where SSDs are bottle necked by it. Ram is cheap, silicon platters, not so much and the data densities on those platters are peaking. Another decade or so and spinny disks will be going the way of CDs and floppies.
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