My 500gb one touch 4 has become corrupted. I've reformatted and it just becomes corrupted again after copying files into it. It allows me to view the folders in the drive but not open them. I don't know what to do I'm thinking the hard drive defective. Please help.
I just rebooted my machine, and when it came back, the Maxtor software popped up and said the drive appeared to be unformatted or to have no partition. It didn't show up in Windows Explorer as my F: drive like normal either.
What the heck is going on? This thing is useless if this is how it's going to behave... losing it's data every few days.
It asked to repartition, but then reported the attempt failed.
I tried the "fix" I read about in another thread here of just powering down the device and then powering it back up and then plugging it back in the USB port.
That worked. Everything came back.
But... this is still unacceptable. This is a bug right? Is there going to be a fix? I should be able to just leave this thing plugged in and not have to micromanage it every time there's a reboot or something. I never power down, but I do reboot to apply updates and install software, as well as just every few days to keep Windows happy (it seems to slow down over time, and reboots seem to help).
A backup device should inspire confidence. I'm to the point of having almost no confidence in this thing...
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One very important piece of advice: BACKUP all your data. Even the highest-quality, most expensive hard drive ever produced will fail eventually and it is impossible to predict when that will occur. Given that, it is absolutely essential at all times to keep a backup of your any data you do not want to lose.
Well, yes, this IS a back-up drive, it's supposed to be backing up my data, but it keeps losing it, so... the advice to "back up all your data" is kind of inappropriate, since that's exactly what I'm trying to do, and your device isnt' lending me any confidence in these backups.