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WHS1 western digital 1.5tb green drives WTF? RRS feed

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  • YEsterday one of these drives was reported as missing.  Now 2 of them are.  I just pulled one out and mounted it on my desktop machine and disk manager saw it as only 500ish MB.

    the other disk came up as not initialised, and promptly dropped out from its USB 3 connection.  It then reconnected itself reporting that it had 134217728.00 GB of unallocated space :)

    I guess neither is healthy, can anyone tell me if the reporting the wrong size thing is normal?  Just wondering how much more time to waste on this when I probably have all the data backed up else where (but would love to be sure to be sure)


    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:43 AM

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  • Never had a problem with them - have you applied the jumper which I recall you need for WHS1. Do a Forum search for details

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:28 AM
  • Run chkdsk on the two drives?

    See

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsfaq/thread/b5372407-1f24-4eff-9092-069c4b4f0cee

    for more info.

    If you still have the one mounted in your desktop, then just run the following:

    chkdsk drive letter: /x /r
    substituting the drive letter.
    If the drive is D, then chkdsk d: /x /r

    Also, it might be useful to run the Western Digital Diagnostic Utility

    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=605&sid=3&lang=en

    especially if they are still under warranty.

    Warranty checker is available here

    https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/WarrantyCheck?lang=en


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    BullDawg
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:29 AM