The drive is My Book Studio II - 6 TB.
I was copying a large chunk of files from a flash drive to the WD drive, about 70 GBs, and when it reached 30 GBs of transfer, Snow Leopard freezed. Couldn’t move mouse or try and force quit anything. Tried closing the laptop screen in order to force it to sleep mode, did not work. Unfortunately, I had to press the power button and hold it to turn off the MacBook Pro.
I was worried about corrupting the access to the drives, but I turned the system on again anyway.
I believe it froze due to overheating. Mac turned on again, drive is recognized and working ok. Flash drive too.
The only issue that did not exist and now is constant is a fast flashing on the bottom of the gauge. According to the manual, a fast flashing light indicates overheating. The recommendation is to leave the drive turned off for a couple of hours before turning it on again. So I turned it off and only after 18 hours turned it on again.
The drive is working normally, but the gauge indicator still keeps flashing very fast on the bottom even though the drive is now in a cool environment. Any clues?
Is it any indication of a probable failure? Should I take out everything from the drive and stop using it?