Originally Posted by hawk22 |
what is your connection USB - Firewire, if it is USB how do you connect, direct to Motherboard or via USB Hub.
I connect via USB through a PCI
board I installed because my PC didn't come with 2.0 ports, only 1.1.
mattman, I have downloaded that program from the WD website and when I ran a Quick Test, I got this pop-up dialog box/message: Quick Test on drive 2 did not complete!
Status code=07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint=65 (Error Log Test)
SMART self-test did not complete on drive 2!
Needless to say, I didn't like this news because I still have data on there I want to get back if and when I buy another external HD
. (Never again Western Digital) I am currently running the Extended Test but that could take hours, so I'll see what happens then.
Otherwise, I will take out the drive from the enclosure and plug it into my PC to see if really still works. Doing this will not erase the files that are stored on the drive will it?
Note: Model number of external HD
I am working with is WDC WD1600JS-22MHBO. MDL: WD1600C032, from white-sticker on back of enclosure.