I just bought a new drive last few days, which is Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102, which is a 2TB capacity of 64 Mb Cache. This is my first time I bought from Seagate since WD is out of stock and why not try another mainstream brand. It's known widely that Seagate also one of the successful hard drive manufacturer in this age, until I encounter the following uncertainty;
As usual with my WD drives, be it 2.5' or 3.5', I always check the Compress this drive to save disk space option at the bottom, to give me more spaces. What surprised me for the first time was, all my folders and files inside this disk are, apparently missing in the Explorer after a shutdown and reboot. But the volume is consumed, which means they are there in the disk, but I can't see it. Luckily enough before I return the disk to the retail where I bought it, I already have old copies from old drive.
The technician at the place that I bought the drive told me never to tick the option again next time as it will results in the same case (He did format the disk afterward), which I find it unrelated, unreliable answer to convince your customer about the disk. Well, after a few test (copying files and reboot) it seems that it's true, never to compress the disk, but only the folders/files only.
Has anyone has any explanation about this issue on Seagate HDD or experienced the same case before?