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Old 04-23-2014, 11:38 PM   #21
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This happened to me a couple years ago. Since then, I actually backup physical files to discs as well, just in case.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:34 AM   #22
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I've got most of my 1 TB HD backed up on my 2 TB one but I definitely need to update my backup.
Exactly, my "oldie but goodie" 250GB drive is backed up by my 1TB drive.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:22 AM   #23
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My plan now is to backup the entire thing in some cloud program, and to backup the bootlegs specifically on 2 separate harddrives now. Atleast a quarter of them came from snail mail trading days and would just be unreplaceable at this point
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:23 AM   #24
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Yeah my 1TB backup crashed in the fall. I've got it on ice until I convince myself to spend $1000 on platter recovery (that still isnt even guaranteed).
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:27 AM   #25
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Yeah my 1TB backup crashed in the fall. I've got it on ice until I convince myself to spend $1000 on platter recovery (that still isnt even guaranteed).
Holy.... freakin.... shit!

I read that if I went to a specialist it was gonna cost an arm and a leg... but damn! Sorry to hear that buddy
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:06 AM   #26
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Yeah my 1TB backup crashed in the fall. I've got it on ice until I convince myself to spend $1000 on platter recovery (that still isnt even guaranteed).
When was the last time you plugged it in? I have had a hard drive crash dead like this, tried it again a year later on a whim, and it worked long enough for me to get everything on it before I trashed it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:21 AM   #27
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Same thing happened to me with an iPod I dropped in water. After all the normal tricks didn't work I threw it in a drawer & about 1.5 years later plugged it in before throwing it away and it worked. All I had to do was buy a new battery & it still works to this day with a little water damage on the screen. Thing was deader than dead.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:48 AM   #28
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Well that gives me hope. Im excited to try that
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #29
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Same experience with a laptop, dead for a year and randomly started working

Just in case this ever happens to one of you guys, EaseUS was the software that saved the fuckin day. After about 10 hours, it pulled up a list of all the folders on my HD. I just walked to radioshack and picked up a new EHD. Now, it's transferring all my files to the new HD. Good shit

I picked up a Toshiba Slim II. $80, comes with 10gb free cloud, remote access on PC, and its already formatted for both PC/Mac. Aluminum casing too so it's solid/looks good. The one that broke (My Passport Ultra) felt like it would break if I farted on it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:26 PM   #30
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$80 is a pretty damn good price for a 1TB...might have to jump on that while I can
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #31
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$80 is a pretty damn good price for a 1TB...might have to jump on that while I can
I'd highly recommend it buddy. It was the cheapest one they had but it is nicer than the other ones I've owned hands down. They all just feel so cheap/weak today, it's nice to have one that is pretty much the same weight yet made from aluminum. Didn't have a 2 TB one, but I've decided to split stuff up from now on.
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I'd highly recommend it buddy. It was the cheapest one they had but it is nicer than the other ones I've owned hands down. They all just feel so cheap/weak today, it's nice to have one that is pretty much the same weight yet made from aluminum. Didn't have a 2 TB one, but I've decided to split stuff up from now on.
Wish there was a 2 TB one, but this 1 TB one will suit me well.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:29 PM   #33
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This thread made me actually sign up for crashplan. I was fairly well covered before. Computer & 500gb external backed up to a 4tb wd mycloud which then auto backed up weekly to another 2tb wd external. However, my big fear has always been fire/theft/misc catastrophic event because I'm a positive person. So, I've been meaning to have actual offsite storage.

Though, getting crashplan working was brutal. First I had port conflicts which wouldn't even let the software run. Then getting my mycloud to mount & become compatible was a major pain in the ass, but everything is good now. Of course actually backing up all my pictures/music/videos/docs to crashplan will take exactly forever. But then...
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This thread made me actually sign up for crashplan. I was fairly well covered before. Computer & 500gb external backed up to a 4tb wd mycloud which then auto backed up weekly to another 2tb wd external. However, my big fear has always been fire/theft/misc catastrophic event because I'm a positive person. So, I've been meaning to have actual offsite storage.

Though, getting crashplan working was brutal. First I had port conflicts which wouldn't even let the software run. Then getting my mycloud to mount & become compatible was a major pain in the ass, but everything is good now. Of course actually backing up all my pictures/music/videos/docs to crashplan will take exactly forever. But then...
good stuff. Crashplan is my next move

man I've never had this ever go smoothly or fast. The software I got only runs on windows, so I had to use a laptop thats 7 years old. 19 hours later, I discovered that despite the new HD being in FAT32 format, it is read only on mac literally had to start over this morning with a reformat. Ugh.
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Out of curiosity, why Crashplan Jack? What sets it apart? Been thinking a lot more about backing up online these days since I don't have time to deal with the external hard drive these days.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:00 AM   #36
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I have 2 1TB internal HDDs running in RAID1, that mirror is backed up manually to an external 1TB HDD.

Then I have 2 2TB internal HDDs running in RAID1, this mirror is backed up to an external 2TB HDD.

1TB = DMB, 2TB = everything else. I lost 500GB of data back @ 2008 which would have required a $2k data recovery jobbie because the platters were fubar'd. Never again.

Love that Windows 7 allows you to only copy the files it doesn't find, big improvement over XP.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:31 AM   #37
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Out of curiosity, why Crashplan Jack? What sets it apart? Been thinking a lot more about backing up online these days since I don't have time to deal with the external hard drive these days.
My brother in law & best friend have a good buddy who I consider the smartest person I know and he is my new go to on things like this. He told me to either go with crashplan or some other alternative that I cannot remember. So, I simply went with the one I could remember

But, I do remember him saying that crashplan had a better interface and was easier to work with. As I said, if you are trying to use a network mounted drive (like wd mycloud) than it can be a bit of a pain in the ass, but I eventually got it figured out (and am quite proud of myself. Pat on the back & a blowjob!) so it's all taken care of now. But, it literally tells me it is going to take 5 months to upload 1.7tb of stuff. But, whatever. They'll send you a drive to do it faster, but that costs like $200 or something. I'm fine with this. As long as something crazy doesn't happen in the next five months I should be good.
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I have 2 1TB internal HDDs running in RAID1, that mirror is backed up manually to an external 1TB HDD.

Then I have 2 2TB internal HDDs running in RAID1, this mirror is backed up to an external 2TB HDD.

1TB = DMB, 2TB = everything else. I lost 500GB of data back @ 2008 which would have required a $2k data recovery jobbie because the platters were fubar'd. Never again.

Love that Windows 7 allows you to only copy the files it doesn't find, big improvement over XP.
My D&T collection has got to be about half a TB, it's become such a pain in the ass I'm not even sure if I'm going to keep putting it all on my new harddrives. I got obsessed for awhile with having every source for every show, but now I think I'm just going to put all the official, SBDs, and audiences I love on my new HD and store the rest on old HDs.

The other killer I'm sure you can relate with is having multiple, multiple releases for the same thing. I think I have atleast 10 different remasters/rips/etc for each Pink Floyd album all in flac I can simply never decide which ones are my preferred ones
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But, it literally tells me it is going to take 5 months to upload 1.7tb of stuff. But, whatever. They'll send you a drive to do it faster, but that costs like $200 or something. I'm fine with this. As long as something crazy doesn't happen in the next five months I should be good.
Seems a bit long...

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The other killer I'm sure you can relate with is having multiple, multiple releases for the same thing. I think I have atleast 10 different remasters/rips/etc for each Pink Floyd album all in flac I can simply never decide which ones are my preferred ones
What did I tell you about the Pink Floyd-jacking of every thread
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