Regarding my Maxtor OneTouch external hard disk issue, turned out that the fan is making noises. The retailer couldn't fix it because it's complicated and for that reason he has to send it to the dealer who's located in UAE! Therefore it will be replaced with a new one because it's still under warranty and this one will get shipped. I have done a full zero out security format before handing it within the next few weeks when the new one is available.
Due to lack of blog material, I have archived the formatting process and I'm going to share it on here.
January 21, 2007:-
- Backing up all data to my friend's My Book external hard drive. 170GB took 4 hours using FireWire 400 & USB 2.0. [link]
January 22, 2007:-
- Formatting started @ 1:44pm [link]
- Process underway @ 6pm [link]
- Process @ 9:30pm [link]
- Process lagged @ 11pm [link]
January 23, 2007:-
Format process duration: 12 Hours.
Packed and waiting to be exchanged.