3 days ago I plugged in my external into a USB hub to connect it to my laptop and be able to use a USB mouse and keyboard at the same time.
I was running music off it (My iTunes library is on my external) when I heard it make the "disconnected noise" and iTunes crashed.
I unplugged the device and plugged it back in and it came up with the following message:
"cannot read device
must be formatted first"
It didn't recognise a size or name for the device but it could read that it was a Maxtor.
I restarted the computer and the same problem kept re-occurring.
I tried to rebuild the NTFS as I thought it might haved Cr*ped itself while reading. But it kept coming back that it couldn't read any of the sectors....
now it has been unplugged for a day, I just plugged it in and it reads fine. Im not sure what the problem was, just wondering if anyone could help me out on what it was. I know that Maxtors have a high fail rate, is it time to get a new external?
Cheers for anyhelp