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The worst that could happen. [Mar. 22nd, 2010|11:26 am]
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As far as computer related jazz goes. Last night, my Terabyte drive got knocked over. Now the drive just clicks and beeps and is not recognised in Windows.
I am completely freaked out about this as that drive has *everything* on it. Most importantly my documents and photos, but also the music I was planning on adding to iTunes and all the shows I've been planning to watch; all of the manga and e-books that Kalena gave me, and some graphic novels from Ian. (Plus other things that I am forgetting at the moment.) I'm just having a really hard time not freaking out. Mike said he was going to send me a program to try, but I guess he woke up late, as my inbox is empty. I have no idea where Ian is, and I haven't been able to get a hold of Bill either. So Jamie is going to come by after work to try a few things, but I am not very hopeful.
This is what happens when I buy expensive "toys" that I shouldn't have even bought in the first place. :(
I don't care if the drive is garbage afterward, I just need to get my data off of there! *sigh*
If I can't figure out anything from home, I hope there is someplace nearby that I can take it to to get my data off of there. I don't want to send it out via mail to anyone, as I believe it will only get further damaged in the process.
*super frown*
If anyone has any ideas, recommendations, or re-assurance, I could really use some right now.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
They should be able to recover the data girl, I've heard of people pulling data from HD's that have been under water, through house fires, etc.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-22 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I just don't know where to go to get this done. The product support told me to go to Best Buy, but I heard their repair service sucks.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
mmm You might try a google search to look for a local place, otherwise you could always ship it off. Haven't dealt with BB on it, but they do strike as fuck-ups.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-22 07:44 pm (UTC)
Am considering this place as it seems nowhere local is equiped for this sort of thing. I am hoping a friend of mine who studied electronic engineering may be able to help before I shell out a load of cash.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-22 09:16 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan, I think these are the dudes who did a presentation at the Mac show a few years ago. That had some comp's that were F'ed up and still retrieved data. Yeah, cash is the real issue might be pricey.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-22 07:45 pm (UTC)
p.s. I appreciate your comments, as it is the only thing keeping me sane right now.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
No worries girlie, good thing I'm feeling al chatty today. ;) So what's the deal, upset by the computer thing or something else?
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-22 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this digital disaster is really fucking with me. I keep all my data on external drives as my internal are just small, so EVERYTHING is on this drive. I am doing my best to get over the loss but it really bleeding sucks.

I found a second company that has an office in Canada that I could send it to, but they won't provide a quote until I send the drive in. Data Recovery Labs has quoted me about $200 but I'll have to ship it to Ohio. The *only* reason I am even considering http://www.salvagedatarecovery.com is because I won't have to deal with Customs and it is within driving distance if need be. DRL claims to have done work for NASA and the US Government and all kinds of impressive shizz, so if anyone can do it, they should be able to.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
I see. *inclines* eeee! I take it you didn't back up. Oy vey. :/

Sweet, sounds like either way you'll get it taken care of. Customs usually isn't so much of a pain, but I've only seen the shipping out, not the reciept.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-23 06:29 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't really expect this to happen. I always trusted external media over internal, but now I'll have to re-evaluate the way I store things. Or just become less attached to digital media. Hard copies are the way to go!
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-23 10:16 pm (UTC)
I gotcha. You may want to back up some data to DVD's I think they hold like 4gb each. :D
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
I don't have a DVD burner. :( But, I agree. If I get my data back, I'll be making at least a CD backup.

Or, like I said, become less reliant on digital media...

Edited at 2010-03-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-24 02:51 am (UTC)
mmm They have some high cap flash drives now too, much more stable than a standard HD.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-24 03:04 am (UTC)
Yeah. Something to think about.

Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-24 05:22 am (UTC)
To be sure, I'm going to get a solid state drive on my next Mac. SSD's are built on the same tech as flash drives and 20% faster, but they are pricey.

No worries. :)
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-24 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have been thinking about those as well. I know they are expensive, but with the advances in technology these day, by the time I get around to buying one, they should be fairly affordable.
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-03-24 09:34 pm (UTC)
I was thinking along those lines as well, or least I can get more cap for the same $$$ if I wait.
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[User Picture]From: love_war_snow
2010-03-24 06:21 pm (UTC)
I really know nothing about computers I just wanted to say i'm sorry to hear that that must effing suck
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-24 07:54 pm (UTC)
It really does :(
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[User Picture]From: xlife_n_deathx
2010-03-26 01:38 am (UTC)
Gizmo didn't knock it down, did he?
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-26 04:12 am (UTC)
Nope, it was the first night he was over, so he was still anti-social. He didn't come anywhere near the computer.
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