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Hard drives--Are big ones more delicate than smaller ones?

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I have a 200 GB WD drive, about a year and a half old.

today was the third time it's gone nuts on me. From My Computer, it
tells me Drive F is missing or corrupt. I restart it, let check disk
run, and when it came on, about 80% of the drive was gone.

Is it time to toss this one out? Or is there a simple fix?

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check cables - if still keeps breaking - buy new drive.

try running

format F: /u

if you have xp or win2k then try doing the following

start -> run -> CMD -> press enter
then type

convert F: FS:NTFS

this will convert the file system to NTFS - more stable and secure.

more information on this can be found at

Also might be worth a shot hooking the drive up to 1) a different cable
2) a differnt HDD controller. As it is possible the problem lies with
one of those things and not the drive.

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PowerPost2000, <(E-Mail Removed)>, the mistaken, swinish measle, and
puppeteer/marionetteer, radiated:

> I have a 200 GB WD dwive, about a yeaw and a hawf owd.
> today was de diwd time it's gone nuts on me. Fwom My Computew, it tewws
> me Dwive F is missing ow cowwupt. I westawt it, wet check disk wun, and
> when it came on, about 80% of de dwive was gone.
> Is it time to toss dis one out? Ow is dewe a simpwe fix?

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