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Subject:Holy shit.
Time:08:49 pm
My external 1TB just crapped on me. It was working fine, and I went to save something to it and it wasn't showing-up in "My Computer" so I restarted everything and when it showed-up it was just showing-up as "F:/" instead of "SexBeast McHotBox F:/". I have some short-cuts to files on it so I clicked on them and it couldn't find them at all. I am in a right panic. All my pictures/chatlogs from August 2008 are on it [some of the stuff I burnt to disk when I backed-up in April]. It's my main back-up, like I try to have stuff I can't replace on my comp+2 externals, butwith the way I've been ghosting through crap the last few months, SexBeast McHotBox was the main thing. It's still under warrenty, but it's the files I give a shit about.

I am in such a distraught mood right now.

I can hopefully have it recovered [even just a few of the irreplacable things], but it's going to cost $85/hr...That's a major thing. Then it will cost me about $80 to travel to Halifax which is the nearest data recovery centre. [I'm hoping Douchette can lend me a bit, but I'm still so upset.] It's about 500GB of data in limbo, will they copy it off and put it on something new and I have to pay for that too? It is so frustrating!

I just don't know what to do.
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hyukta
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Time:2009-10-11 06:08 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! D: Didn't you partition it? I hope your files will be recovered... Even if you have to spend $85/hr on it. :(
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hisensei808
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Time:2009-10-11 06:09 pm (UTC)
What brand did you buy?? I am considering getting a 1TB external in the near future and I am looking for a trustworthy brand. Sory to hear about your misfortunes, but hopefully it will all work out soon.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2009-10-11 07:14 pm (UTC)
Iomega. I have had 1 160GB since 2004 & 1 500GB since 2006 from them and have had no problems. I used to the 160 to school with me almost daily. I got the 1TB so I could have something that could work as a back-up for both externals and my comp'...Yeah I hope things can be worked out. It is a long weekend here in Canada so the waiting is balls too.
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hisensei808
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Time:2009-10-12 07:09 am (UTC)
That's a pretty reliable brand too... I wonder what happened??? keep us posted.
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2009-10-14 06:39 am (UTC)
That sucks.

If there's anything you think I might have, let me know and I'll find a way to get the files to you. (When you were here, I burned a backup of the music and other files you put on my second laptop just in case, although I don't know if they'd be of much use; I can always just look through my data DVDs and make a list of everything from you.)

I've never tried to recover lost data and thus have no idea how long it would take, but it sounds really damn expensive. I'd try to get as much as I could from other people or any uploaded internet files first and then make a list of the most important things still missing. If it's a problem with the hard drive (which it sounds like), then the tech repair will probably have you purchase a new hard drive (unless the warranty covers it). However, if it's possible, I'd recommend trying the external drive on another computer on the very slim chance that it's an issue with your computer (corrupted driver, etc.).

Last week, one of my dad's laptops accidentally got knocked onto the floor; nothing serious was damaged, but it made him realise he didn't have it fully backed up and he's been rearranging all our external hard drives for the past four days and transferring data onto a new 2 TB (?) drive. Ironically, while copying files from our 750 GB drive, an error that the 2 TB drive tech guys had never seen before caused all the data to be wiped out. Most of it was emergency backups of all the laptops and stuff that was either stored elsewhere or wasn't very important, but it reinforced my habit of backing everything up on four different, non-interconnected hard drives (five for the small files, which happen to be my most important).
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