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PostSubject: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:56 pm

This is the second time an Iomega external hard drive has failed on me. Unfortunatly I hadn't backed up my music in a while so much of my music is unavailiable to me. Also no stores around here have that particular hard drive for me to switch out the connectors with and I had to order one online. Once I recover my data and put into my back-up drive I will no longer be using Iomega hard drives again. Aparently this connector problem is a common occurance with these things.

Until I can get this taken care of I can use my back-up to access what music is not stuck on the Iomega.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:40 pm

UH OH. I have a 2 TB one
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:04 pm

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UH OH. I have a 2 TB one

Before you worry, do some research to see if that particular one has problems. The one I have is 500GB and is an older model (I had to get a used/refurbished one for the replacement).
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:09 am

Canceled my order. Found an adapter especially made for my situation:



I can get this for around $20 (instead of paying $60 on another hard drive of the same brand I have trouble with) which will allow me to put the data on the Iomega into my back-up hard drive and then get a better hard drive which will become the new back-up hard drive. And I need to update it once a month so somthing like this can never happen again.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:05 am

Had a WD 300 GB go out on me not long after a virus got on it. Don't know how that would affect the hardware, but nevertheless it no longer works.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:49 am

Seagates aren't very good hard drives either. I had a TB that crapped out after 8 months of using it.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:44 am

I used to have tons of problems with Iomega products (especially their discs) many years back and stopped buying their products because of it.

Hope you can recover everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:04 pm

DallasBlack wrote:
Canceled my order. Found an adapter especially made for my situation:



I can get this for around $20 (instead of paying $60 on another hard drive of the same brand I have trouble with) which will allow me to put the data on the Iomega into my back-up hard drive and then get a better hard drive which will become the new back-up hard drive. And I need to update it once a month so somthing like this can never happen again.

Got that and my computer doesn't read it. I'm taking it to Geek Squad and see about somehow getting the data out of it and put into a new one. This couldn't come at a worse time as any free time I may have will be very little. I either go to trucking school and spend most of the time on the road or take this tire job and spend most of the time at work (on average they work 60-70 hours a week). Apart from the CDs I don't have anymore, it will take a long time to get the ones I do have back into my computer.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:15 pm

It's over. They can't get the data off the drive and so much music is gone unless I pay almost $1000 for data recovery. Now I have to go through all my CDs and put the ones I have into my computer and all the ones I sold in the sale are gone until I get the albums again later down the line (or download them off the internet). I should have known something like this would happen, it seems like bad things are just going to happen to me. I always thought deep down in side I was an optimist but I feel like that part of me has either died or is in a coma. I'll survive as this is small in the grand scheme of things that can happen, but it's still got me in a funk and has sapped me of all my energy.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:29 pm

If you send me a list of music you lost, I'll see what I have that I could burn for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:40 pm

Very kind of you Toho, thanks! I will be making a list soon to see what I'm missing. I really brought this upon myself. Before my dissmissal from Honda I knew I neeeded to back up my music but I kept forgetting it (things like this are what make me think I might have ADD) and now it's too late. The only thing that's got me down from this the most is the time it will take to rip my music to the computer. Time that I don't have considering I either need to become a truck driver or work 10 to 12 hour days at a commercial tire shop (good money but very hard work and you're basically married to your job).
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Damage was not nearly as extensive as I origionally thought (I backed up my music at the beginning of the year) but I lost quite a bit of good music:

.38 Special-Special Forces
Accept-Metal Heart
Accept-Restless & Wild
Angel-An Anthology
Asia-Phoenix
Crematory-Revolution
Dropkick Murphys-Blackout
Evergrey-Glorious Collision
Hanoi Rocks-Back To Mercy
Hanoi Rocks-Self Destruction Blues
Quireboys-From Tooting To Barking
Whitesnake-Forevermore
Alias-s/t
Arcturus-Sideshow Symphonies
Blitzpeer-Live
Brand New Sin-s/t
Brand New Sin-Tequila
Circle Of Dust-Brainchild
In Extremo-Live
Mutiny Within-s/t
My Dying Bride-Line Of Deathless Kings
Dirty Looks-Cool From the Wire
Krokus-The Definitive Collection
Rainbow-Finyl Vinyl
Forbidden-Forbidden Evil
Ten-Stormwarning
Bad Company-Desolation Angels
Within Temptation-The Unforgiving
Carnivora-Judas
Candlemass-King Of The Grey Islands

Plus about 41 CDs I still have that need to be re-ripped.

Lesson: Back up your computer regularly and STAY AWAY FROM IOMEGA!
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:57 pm

DallasBlack wrote:
Damage was not nearly as extensive as I origionally thought (I backed up my music at the beginning of the year) but I lost quite a bit of good music:

Angel-An Anthology

Dropkick Murphys-Blackout

Quireboys-From Tooting To Barking
Whitesnake-Forevermore
Dirty Looks-Cool From the Wire
Bad Company-Desolation Angels

Plus about 41 CDs I still have that need to be re-ripped.

Lesson: Back up your computer regularly and STAY AWAY FROM IOMEGA!



I can send ya burns of these. Let me know if you want any/all of those.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:19 pm

I can get you these:

Accept-Metal Heart
Accept-Restless & Wild
Asia-Phoenix
Alias-s/t
Dirty Looks-Cool From the Wire
Krokus-The Definitive Collection
Rainbow-Finyl Vinyl

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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:29 pm

I bet this board could cover all those albums if everyone was willing.

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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:07 pm

I have one last option that may get me the info, but I don't know if it's worth it. I'm thinking I could get another of the same model and switch out the circuit boards but none of my bits fit the torque screws (it requires a very small bit) and if it doesn't work, I'm out $60+ and however much it costs for a bit set that has one that will fit.

I'm returning the data recovery tool which will give me back around $25.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:29 pm

DallasBlack wrote:
I have one last option that may get me the info, but I don't know if it's worth it. I'm thinking I could get another of the same model and switch out the circuit boards but none of my bits fit the torque screws (it requires a very small bit) and if it doesn't work, I'm out $60+ and however much it costs for a bit set that has one that will fit.

I'm returning the data recovery tool which will give me back around $25.

i think its easier to just ask people for burns. Like toho said, i am sure we can come up with them.

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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:21 pm

Just a quick look............... I can get that 38 Special to ya!
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:24 am

Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
Hanoi Rocks - Self Destruction Blues

I'm good for both. Also if you need the ones I bought from you too.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:02 pm

I'll send you these, if you want. Anything you need from my website, and/or what I bought from you.

Evergrey-Glorious Collision
Carnivora-Judas
Candlemass-King Of The Grey Islands


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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:29 pm

Thanks everybody! You don't know how greatful I am for your help. I will be sending PMs to you guys.

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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:11 pm

Western Digital is the way to go. I've had great luck with them.

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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:25 pm

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Western Digital is the way to go. I've had great luck with them.


My main back-up drive is a WD. The replacement one I got is Seagate which is also considered a top brand.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:40 pm

I haven't had the best experience with Seagate over the years, so just be careful with that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Iomega External Hard Drives=BAD   Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:22 pm

I will, the WG hard drive will be the back-up drive and I will update it everytime I rip new CDs to my computer.
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