I had an old 80GB WD drive that I bought in '03. I retired it from my desktop into an external USB enclosure as a back up drive. Today I was copying my work backups to it and half way thru the copy, I got a "windows delayed write failed" error.
Then the drive disappears from the desktop
A power cycle, unplug/replug and a completely different machine don't recognise the drive anymore. WD says the warantee expired in '06 (three year warantee) when I'm relatively sure the drive had a five year warantee when i bought it.
Sigh. Fortunately the drive failed now rather than during a copy of the backups to the machine after a failure
Edited by Mike, 19 April 2007 - 12:03 PM.