Working eSata Setups:

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  1. Aug 8, 2016 #2281 of 2284
    lucky13

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    Which is one of the things pointing at the 24s themselves.
    I think we can safely rule out the cables, because it's making a connection with the external drive, just not liking what it sees.

    I have another used Thermaltake which I'll swap in this week.

    The other curious thing is the original external drive, which I thought had permanently crashed after a year or two of use. I couldn't get to work with assorted configs earlier this year, but I got it up and running after trying again this week, only to have it fail again after a couple of days. If the drive had actually crashed or been corrupted, wouldn't it not have connected at all?
     
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    Rich

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    Well, I don't think electronic devices heal themselves (l know electrical devices don't), so I think Mr. Smith has a point about checking out the HDDs on a computer. I've had many problems with the docks, none with several EZRXs both internally and externally.

    Rich
     
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    lucky13

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    I'm currently without a pc with that capability. I do most of my stuff on iPhone or iPad; I have an old XP model in a pinch.
    My wife wants a Mac, which is fine with me, but hasn't been a big priority. At her office she has a Mac and PC (loves the former, hates the latter).
    In any case, I could let her try the drives at work. One of them has some recordings I'd like to access, if it turns out the problem is fixable and not the drive. Is there a way to prevent the computer from reformatting them? I could have her check the other drive that has been "rejected" -- no problem if it's wiped clean.

    Perhaps the 24s are not properly formatting the drives?
     
  4. Aug 9, 2016 #2284 of 2284
    Rich

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    Nah, I've never seen that happen and you have the issue with "24s", that really is unlikely. As to the rest of your post, I don't know.

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