Adam Levermore, my “Save Hiatus” partner and the creator of such excellent artwork as the “How to Spot a Cylon” poster, the Serenity travel posters, various Can’t Stop the Serenity artwork, the Little Damn Heroes designs and many more, just had his hard drive freeze up. With, naturally, a lot of irreplaceable artwork and working files still on it.
From his increasingly frantic tweets:
It’s a Maxtor drive, w/ both USB and FireWire inputs. It’s making a sound like a ticking wristwatch (both in terms of rhythm and volume)
One possible issue: Power requirement is 12V / 3A, but the supply that’s connected is 12V / 2.5A. Could this be a contributing factor?
The sound doesn’t change at all, regardless of whether I’m using the USB or the FireWire, or if neither is plugged in.
Finally, it’s not making any sort of winding-up, spinning or whooshing noises I usually associate with a working hard drive.
He’s tried most of the urban legend fixes — freezing, etc — but he could really use the help or extremely discounted services of an experienced data-retrieval techie. Any fans out there with suggestions? Contact him or me if you can help out. Thanks!