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Thread: Hard Drive Corruption? Showing Weird Characters?

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    It is on life support. Up to you if you want to pull the plug now or not.
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    Unless you're hot plugging or unplugging (which would corrupt)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah
    Unless you're hot plugging or unplugging (which would corrupt)...
    Some drives allow for unplugging without first ejecting though.

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    Removal or insertion without proper notification can, in fact, cause the very data corruption this user speaks of. Not saying that is the case --- but your comment is too open-ended (and in fact, would by far be the exception).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNES_Master View Post
    Some drives allow for unplugging without first ejecting though.
    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Removal or insertion without proper notification can, in fact, cause the very data corruption this user speaks of. Not saying that is the case --- but your comment is too open-ended (and in fact, would by far be the exception).
    Yeah I can vouch firsthand that even though you can "supposedly" do that with some drives it is not a wise course of action, especially right after a file transfer. I corrupted a drive in that manner, wasn't fun...

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    True, I always eject my devices out of paranoia that corruption will occur again (it did on my old HDD). I was just stating that some devices do claim on the package that they're "plug & play" and do not need to be ejected. But it is a good idea to eject them anyway.

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    My ex-father in law told me his flash drive kept getting corrupted every time he used it. I asked him if he clicked the safely remove feature in the right lower tool corner and he was like "huh"? Ever since then, all good in the hood. And that's a flash drive (to me the mechanics of a hard drive if anything makes it more problematic).

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    Many external devices will cache data in memory on the drive instead of actually writing it. That's why you get corruption when you plug it in without proper dismounting (the data isn't yet written on the drive).

    Using the "safe remove" will write the data in cache to the hard drive properly before dismounting from the OS.

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    My poor hard drive on life support LOL that was funny, well thanks guys for all the help I really appreciate it, hope this really helps somebody who stumbles onto this as well.

    As far as connecting and disconnecting goes, I always leave it plugged in. I turn off WiiConnect24 and it automatically turns the Wii off (Red) and the hard drive disconnects, then when I turn it on it connects.
    Either way, thanks a lot, I will keep in mind especially the right way to format a hard drive

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    Before you take a speaker magnet to it, see how many sectors are damaged, if any. (Scan disk for errors and attempt to fix)
    It could very well could be data corruption.

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