I was curious if anyone has experience with these drives. I bought it just over a year ago, didnt catch it only carries a one year warranty versus the norm of 3/5 years. Everything has worked well expect last night while transferring data over the network it stops and gives me an error to the effect of 'You must format this drive before using it'. I clicked cancel and skip but the same problem arose. I removed the UBS connection, plugged back in, it recognized the drive and the same problem again. I then tried a different computer which it didnt find the drive at all. This time when I powered on, I could hear a faint repeticious clicking almost like when a record ends. I went back to the original computer where it quickly brought up Windows Explorer of the drive but the entire folder (which is around 40Gb of pictures) shows empty. I get the knot in the stomach feeling. Powered down, waiting around 15 minutes, plugged back in and the drive is not showing.
Now, there isnt a need to format being the same drive has been functional for a year. Being this unit is no longer under warranty and being it's 2 500Gb drives stacked using JBOD, I'm thinking to try to install each directly into the PC and see if they are recongnized.