External HDD Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MonksMac, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

    MonksMac

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    My external HDD has been acting weird. Is anyone else having problems with external drives on 10.4.11? :apple:
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    We'll need a little more than that to help. What's it doing?
     
  3. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MonksMac

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    Thanks. Randomly from time to time the drive clicks and restarts itself again. Recently it has been getting worse and the drive completely spins down and the drive LED stays on red. The drive is a 112GB drive in a USB 2.0 Acomdata enclousure.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It sounds like your drive is on its way out, invest in a new drive and backup any important data on the drive as soon as possible.
     
  5. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MonksMac

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    I guess it might be on it's way out. I forgot to mention that the drive was knocked over once a few months ago. Thankfully it was not on at the time and seemed alright. Too bad it has all my music and movies on it. Gotta go find some DVD's to back up to..:(
    Edit: This usually happens when watching quicktime movies from the drive.
     

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