USB External HDD losing data RRS feed

  • Question

  • This is the fourth USB HDD almost 2 TB of data lost since using Windows 7 home edition. 64 bit

    I am using symantec endpoint AV which is updated . The 4 drives data has benn lost in a span of 6 months.

    System asks for formatting the drive.

    Sunday, March 3, 2013 6:35 PM


  • You should replace your USB External HDD enclosure.  It is not normal for external USB HDD's to lose data.  I have had HDD's in external USB enclosures for years and have never lost on bit of data.

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    • Marked as answer by tracycai Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:43 AM
    Sunday, March 3, 2013 6:57 PM