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Anyone Else experience a failed external drive since upgrading to Windows 10?

Poll Results: Have you had an External drive fail since using windows 10?

 
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I have been using a IoSafe 3tb USB external for one of my backups. It was running great since may 2013 when I bought it originally.

September of 2015 I upgraded to Windows 10. Everything seemed to be working well. Then the end of October my the drive in the IoSafe failed. I reached out to the company and they sent me a new one. I received the replacement on Dec 1 2015 and it worked great until last week and then my windows 10 box started having issues with it and now its showing as unallocated space - everything is gone.

I know there could be the coincidence that the second drive was a dud or the enclosure the Iosafe uses could be causing issues, but it just seems strange that my system has been rock solid for years with Windows 7 and now Ive had 2 drive fail in less than 5 months running Windows 10.

Internal drives have been fine so far. I have a Crucial SSD as my boot drive, 2 540GB WD black Sata that I have in Raid 1 and have been using for about 5-7 years, and a 2 TB WD I use for extra storage.

Anyone else had any drive failures all of a sudden since using Windows 10?
    
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I have a Toshiba USB3 2tb external, that sits on a box I use for file sharing, it stopped working on Windows 10, but I was able to connect to it fine on my 7 machine and copy off the files
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I don't have any more windows 7 PCs. I do have a license of Parted Magic (Linux) that has bailed me out in the past but even that give me boot issues when my external is connected to it.
    
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I haven't had an external drive fail on me in Windows 10 but I have had an internal drive fail when I decided to claim the free upgrade. Luckily everything I had on that particular drive is backed up to an external as well as it has important stuff on there. After trying to re-install Windows 7 it wouldn't let me due to Windows 10 doing something to the bios which I can't prove. I re-flashed a newer bios and re-installed Windows 7 with no issues. I was forced to format the drive and it still was not 100% even though WD tools showed no errors. I tried copying data over but again it had issues. So I took it back to where I bought it and they replaced it as WD has a 5 year warranty but the first 2 years is a straight replacement. New drive in Windows 7 does its thing and data is back on there. I received a call from the place of purchase and they mentioned WD found something wrong with the firmware and WD could see it was the original firmware but something has overwritten part of the HDD firmware. They asked if any other drive was connected and I said yes, just an SSD which I have secure erased before re-installing Windows 7. So god only knows what Windows 10 scans or alters on hardware. Every other HDD was ok since it never saw Windows 10. It could of been me who caused it or not, I don't know. But I will be sticking with 7 till support finishes then moving over to Linux as I game less and less with the young one and I would rather play with him than gaming.
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