Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to Anniedan)
Yes, a network connection can do this. Think about it, if a USB drive is corrupted by the cable being unplugged (while data is being written) a network connection can do the same thing to the filesystem (although it is less likely). I rely on network storage but drives have been corrupted before (I keep gparted on hand to repair the file systems).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 7:13 AM (in response to edex67)
Now the question would be, are numerous losses of connection in a day normal for Airport Extreme, or is mine failing?
Can't find a model number and the serial doesn't lead anywhere, but I'm pretty sure it dates back to 2008, the second generation.
A small update: Problem seems to definitely be just in the filesystem since after formatting all seems well, while I can't restore with my disk image, as after hours of scanning it, I now get the error message that Disk Utility can't scan it because of an internal error.
Now let's hope I can save the data, because even though I regularly did backups of that disk, I would still lose those hours of new imports and organization I had just done when it failed...
I'l look for Gparted also... thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to Anniedan)
Your AirPort may be failing, this could be taken as an excuse to take advantagesof the brand new dual-band 450Mbps Extreme .
Look at the bottom of the AirPort, there should be a number saying "Axxxx" e.g. A1354. This is the model number.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 9:32 AM (in response to edex67)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking... the model number (which I should've seen earlier... was looking with my eyes closed I guess!) confirms that it's a second generation, from 2008.
I guess I should buy the new Airport first, before a new drive.
As for Gparted, even though I'm no noob when it comes to tech, it's too advanced for me! I don't feel confident enough to go fiddle in the filesystem myself... wouldn't even know what to look for...
Thanks for all your help!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to Anniedan)
Gparted will automatically scan your filesystem, much like Disk Utility. The advantage is it's a bootable CD so OS X won't inadvertantly interfere with the diskcheck.