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Old Jan 3rd, 2014, 11:42 PM   #11
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HenriHelvetica,

Keep in mind that when WD externals "fail", it's usually not the drive that's gone south. Their enclosures are notoriously flakey. I've had a couple of them that were displaying similar behaviours to yours, and all I had to do to permanently fix the problem was to replace the enclosure. In each case, the drives were rock solid ever since, no other intervention required.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2014, 11:53 PM   #12
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HenriHelvetica,

Keep in mind that when WD externals "fail", it's usually not the drive that's gone south. Their enclosures are notoriously flakey. I've had a couple of them that were displaying similar behaviours to yours, and all I had to do to permanently fix the problem was to replace the enclosure. In each case, the drives were rock solid ever since, no other intervention required.
GREAT TO KNOW.

I was totally about to keep that enclosure like nothing was wrong with it. Would be a major bummer if it were the case (dbl entendre) .
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Old Jan 4th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #13
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HenriHelvetica,

Keep in mind that when WD externals "fail", it's usually not the drive that's gone south. Their enclosures are notoriously flakey. I've had a couple of them that were displaying similar behaviours to yours, and all I had to do to permanently fix the problem was to replace the enclosure. In each case, the drives were rock solid ever since, no other intervention required.

I don't know about their "notoriously flakey" enclosures and I have three of them, but when one, their old "premier" versions went goofy on me with one of its FW connections, they replaced it on warranty without question, but I did have to pay postage as I recall to send it to them for replacement.
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