Now I need to find someone who can extract files from a drive that's failed like this. After reading all the negative reviews on
schubee duwopduwop, Amazon
14 February 2015
Summary: I bought 3 of these because I had an older but very similar model and it's worked flawlessly for years. 2 out of the 3 of this model that I purchased failed on me, quickly. After only a few uses, they just stopped working. Tried all the typically troubleshooting.
Summary: This worked perfectly for the first 12 months and sadly broke. The cord will not longer connect to the unit as the connection broke off the circuit board internally. It's terrible disappointing as I was using this to store all of my photos and videos of the kids.
Summary: Hello, I lost 59 giga bytes. The hard drive file system switch to RAW system file, that no computer can open anymore. I tried many process to get my data back (testdisk, file recovery, MSDos prompt command, many forums, Linux backup, MacOS.....). Basically all my datas are lost.
Summary: Two out of four of these stopped working (could not be read by at least two different computers) after loaded with data and used for a week. Verbatim used to be ok. Never will buy them again. Thank god I back stuff up
Summary: I want to make everyone who purchases data storage devices from Verbatim knows the experience I’ve had before the purchase a Verbatim product. I purchased a Verbatim “SuperSpeed USB 3.0 1TB” portable hard drive in November of 2012.
Summary: this product was bought in early January 2014, it is now Feb. 24th and it is unreadable with no chance of getting my data back. Very precious pictures on it that will never be recovered, very upset over this and can't even get refund.
Summary: One of my 2 Verbatim Store'N'Gos 1TB consisted of a fast but cool Samsung HDD. They are both being in unregular use as a backup medium. Now after 14 months and about 100 hours of use the Samsung locked up during a backup session after 2 hours. SMART seys the reason was "heat".
Summary: The items packaging were all scuffed, frayed, and discolored. One package was fully turned opened AND stapled at 3 to 4 places to hold the package together. Packages listed around 2009 mfr - old technology - though described as new. However, was easy enough to return to Amazon for a full refund!