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Scrubmeister

2024-04-19, 10:32:40
Good to see the site back faster than ever. :)
 

Skhilled

2024-04-18, 21:09:09
I've upgraded the server...more resources. ;)
 

Ken

2024-04-18, 20:57:10
Now that you mention it...  :D
 

Skhilled

2024-04-18, 20:47:19
...and, you should notice that the site is much faster.  :o
 

Ken

2024-04-18, 20:31:37
Hey Steve.
 

Skhilled

2024-04-18, 17:56:10
Re-read the message below...
 

Skhilled

2024-03-31, 15:22:06
Oh yeah, you need to upgrade the site first...
 

Ken

2024-03-30, 09:54:54
Whoops! I forgot that the SMF install here on OFF is out of date!  :'(
 

Ken

2024-03-30, 09:44:48
 Conga-Rats Steve!  :thumbup:
Me gonna install it here just for the fun of it!  :)
 

Skhilled

2024-03-29, 22:15:23
Released!  :D

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Dead Red My Passport!
« on: March 03, 2022, 03:22:29 PM »
Back in January, 2021 I ordered a WD 4TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (Red) from Amazon and now, a couple of days ago, it died. It started with a few of the files folders coming up empty and while I was trying to do some testing and investigating it just went all the way dead. Windows can see the drive, but will not open it.

So, as a replacement I'm ordering this one; WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive.
It's supposed to get here tomorrow.
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Re: Dead Red My Passport!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 10:47:53 PM »
Funny that you should mention this because I had been thinking about getting something similar to back everything up as my PC is starting to show its age.

Not sure why it died only after 1 year, tho. I guess you didn't get a Protection Plan with it?

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Re: Dead Red My Passport!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2022, 03:07:16 AM »

Not sure why it died only after 1 year, tho. I guess you didn't get a Protection Plan with it?

Nope... and it's to late now.  :'(
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Re: Dead Red My Passport!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2022, 08:02:20 AM »

Not sure why it died only after 1 year, tho. I guess you didn't get a Protection Plan with it?

Nope... and it's to late now.  :'(
There is a reason for not getting an extended warranty... in most cases recovery or repair means that you would have to send the drive into a repair center. I have/had lots of banking, taxes and other sensitive information on my external drives, so... I ain't gonna let anyone dig around in my files.  laughing7
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Re: Dead Red My Passport!
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2022, 08:13:15 PM »
Oh, I see.