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Foobar and ext HDD formatting, Is there any history of Foobar causing ext HDD problems?
post Jan 27 2012, 20:50
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I recently started to use Foobar because it was recommended for use with the Audiolab 8200CDQ. I started to get error messages reported (something about failed writes to the ext HDD) and then the drive became inaccessible. The drive was inaccessible to three windows PCs running Xp - 7) and eventually it was reported as being unformatted. I have had to reformat this drive which contained over 1TB of wav files (not all backed up unfortunately). It seems that it occurred when I started to use Foobar and I am wondering if this is pure coincidence or if there is any history of this type of thing with Foobar? Any informatio gratefully received!
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post Jan 28 2012, 09:57
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foobar2000 can't cause problems you describe. If it's a 2.5" drive that takes its power from the USB port it's important to have a high quality cable. If the drive loses power at a bad moment its file system can become corrupted. Other explanation is defects in the drive. You should check the drive's condition with manufacturer's tools or at least with chkdsk.
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