[font="arial"][size="2"]I spent several hours researching the web on what the HELL could be at odds with this frigging (hotter than hell to the touch) HDD. Please understand my frustration... this particular drive houses my entire digital life ....it has "EVERYTHING ON IT![size="2"]"....my God.
[size="2"]Truth be told, I have a redundant back up HDD and I use Memeo Backup software to maintain the two but ummm....yeah, not since 2008..subscription to keep buying the software didn't seem feasible at the time. (Stupid me I know) ....but everything I need is on this master drive. (I'm sick right now).[/font]
[font="arial"][size="2"]Anyway, to make what could be a long story from hell a short story from hell. I ended up taking apart the physical enclosure and removing the HDD. From what I found out (during a nerd battle at a local store last night), these older ones overheat and just fail. What? really?....
[size="2"]I'm heading to Micro Center later today to test out the HDD and hopefully buy a new enclosure. God willing....my data is safe.[/font]
[font="arial"][size="2"]Last night obviously was a wash...best case scenario today would be to salvage my weekend with a "win" by restoring this frigging drive and getting back to coding....I'll continue "Hard Drive Gate" later today for sure. [/font]