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Should I still trust hard drive?


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I have an external 1 TB hard drive. Suddenly it would not allow me to get files because the HD was corrupt. I brought it to Staples and they "fixed" the problem. I want to do a time machine back up.. should I trust this hd? I mean, the back up would only take place on the section that isn't damaged, or am I mistaken?
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I have an external 1 TB hard drive. Suddenly it would not allow me to get files because the HD was corrupt. I brought it to Staples and they "fixed" the problem. I want to do a time machine back up.. should I trust this hd? I mean, the back up would only take place on the section that isn't damaged, or am I mistaken?
It's not uncommon for the filesystem of an external hard disk to get corrupted - particularly if it's unplugged without being ejected. And it's not necessary to bring the device to Staples to repair it (this can be done quite easily using Disk Utility).

As long as the drive doesn't have a physical problem, you should be able to reliably use it.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Connect it up, go into Disk utility, select the external and run Repair Disk and see what is reported.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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