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Since the USB cable is simply four wires with no active electronics, disconnection at either end is electrically the same result. However mechanically the safer method is disconnecting the USB cable at the PC side, because you are likely to move/shake the drive while disconnecting at its end. HDDs should be exposed to as little shock and vibration as ...


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Cloning will be much. much faster. I cant say how much, as it will depend on the speed of your setup. However, it shouldnt take more than a few hours. Copying has to open a file, read it, write it, and then close it. Virus scanners will look at every file you open, as well. Other file system based hooks could slow it down, like indexing. Cloning ...


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I've seen similar behaviour from a drive that simply did not get the power it needed: Despite my USB port being advertised as USB 3.0, it turned out that it was incapable of actually supplying the 900mA that the standard dictates. The workaround was to connect the harddrive via a USB hub that had an external power supply. Other than that, there is the ...


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The answer depends on two factors: What is the power capability of ports on your hub. Some hubs have built-in power switches with certain pre-set limits (which are subject to manufacturing variations), some have no control or protection other that "resettable polyfuses" that may have marginal threshold. You can do some experiments with your hub by ...


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Here are some steps you can take: Completely restart Windows Explorer. To do this, press WIN+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager. Then, locate explorer.exe in Details and kill the process. Click New Task, type 'explorer' and hit Enter. Alternatively on Windows 10, you can also try right-clicking Windows Explorer on the processes tab and clicking Restart Try ...


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There might be some hidden partitions on the drive. I don't know what exactly happened while you were formatting it for Mac (which caused them to be hidden) but you can recover all the space in a few seconds. Plug in the drive on a Windows PC. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. Type diskpart to open the utility. Type list disk to list the connected ...


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The drive failure after cable disconnect from the drive side could be of a simple electro-mechanical nature. The micro-USB3.0 connectors are pretty mechanically weak, especially in shroud/shield mounting area, while the cable overmold is usually very stiff. Moving out the cable might happen in a bending manner, and solder bonds between the connector pins and ...


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I could then manually replace it with a copy from the 2,5" backup drive before the backup is polluted with the corrupted version. Unfortunately I have read that ZFS doesn't appear to notify the user when it detects corrupted files during an automatic checksum calculation/comparison. So my idea isn't possible. Actually, ZFS does (in a way) notify the user ...


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I have a similar workflow. You should periodically scrub the external disk: zpool scrub poolname This will take several hours, depending on your pool size. You can check on status: zpool status poolname In your case where the pool has no redundancy, the scrubbing process will not be able to correct any bit errors but it will tell you which files are ...


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Make a bootable CD/USB/ or etc of mhdd, and try and scan it with that first. You may have to temporarily disable AHCI in your BIOS and/or connect the drive directly to your PC to get the program to recognize your hard drive. Set the options to reallocate bad sectors. This program hasn't been updated in ages, but you can usually get it to see your hdd. ...


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As myself and SuperSoph_WD have said, there really is not much you can do at this point. Certain third party tools like Recuva or MiniTool Partition Wizard could help, but there are a few catches. The drive could be unreadable in its current state, and as such, you would likely be wasting your time trying. SuperSoph_WD said it; you will likely do more ...


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So, I had a bit of a time, since I had backups from multiple machines on the same drive. I had to install hdfsplus utilities (hfsprogs), then mount the drive, and finally change ownership of the relevant folders using both the user and group name. Note: you can list the mount points and devices by just typing mount at the terminal. First: sudo apt-get ...



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