The failure rate of some portable drives is why I use cheap usb flash drives instead for "smaller" files/groups of files. I keep redundant copies on several different ones, so even if one fails I have backups of the backups, and they are very cheap to aquire/replace.
Also it didn't fail, it was just something strange with this pc.
All my 3 external HDD still work. And i usually only connect them when i need them. One is 500gb (full) from 2008 the other 1 tb (full) is from 2009 and the newest one 2tb usb only without the power cord (not even half full but close) is probably from 2015, they are all western digital, guess filling the 2tb would probably take me like 4 more years or more. Never did have a failed drive yet, except this weird mistake from my pc which i solved anyway.
I guess only thing not findable would be the new otomads videos which i only need to backup on another drive but i currently don't have another drive for it. Everything else would be easily redownloadable i guess or i don't care as much as for other thing and i only care more about those videos.
Can i bitch about birds that came back and went inside above the window where venetian blinds are stored. They literally made holes in wood i believe and are making my sleep restless with the constant chiep chiep from 5 am when i am still supposed to sleep. Surely not normal for a flat, last year they did the same but came back this year now.
They were gone for winter.