Part 2 (Computer just crashed)
Aparently, it is not related to heavy HD action/use. When it just crashed on me now, I barely hit the reply button before total failure.
When the drive crashes completely, the read/write LED continues to glow. (When it is going to recover from a frozen state, it shows no activity)
Anyways, this seems to be looking like a Warranty-type situation (By the way, the drive is retail so I have plenty of it.)
OR, will this likely be something I can fix, maybe with a reformat? I don't have very much hope, since it actually makes a noise. Not much of one, but one nonetheless.
You're the guy from that hamburger train, right?