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| p.1 #1 · Is DiskWarrior worth it?? |
i have a Glyph FW800 drive, that wasn't able to be formatted AT ALL with disk utility, so i figured it was dead.....so i sent it back to glyph and they fixed it, sent it back, and then it just happened again like a couple months later......so i called glyph, they said "the first time we repaired it, the mechanism itself was fine, it was just corrupted and they repaired it with diskwarrior......"
This time, disk utility was able to START the format, but didn't error out until the end, at which point it came back with the error :
Disk erase failed with the error: Unable to write to the last block of the device. Then it popped up and said "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"
SO, my question is, i've never used diskwarrior, but i'm wondering if it will be able to help me with this PARTICULAR issue. I've heard that it doesn't fix EVERY problem, but the ones it does fix, it's about the only thing that will fix them. I have a really good backup regimen, and the physical longevity of my drives haven't been a problem, it's just that i use FW800 drives to edit photos off of, using Aperture, and i guess sometimes a small corruption in the Aperture database, will cause a corruption that downs the whole drive.....i'm wondering if diskwarrior will help, before i shell out the money, or before i send it back to Glyph for no reason, when i can just buy DiskWarrior and have it for next time this happens........let me know if anyone has advice...Thanks!