Hard drive woes part II

posted by Jeff | Saturday, September 13, 2003, 7:26 PM | comments: 3
Well, I think it's official. There's no getting my data back from my dead hard drive. Everything that I read about clicking hard drives seems to indicate that it's not impossible to get stuff back, but at what cost? If it's more than a couple hundred bucks, I don't think it's worth it.

What did I lose? Mostly some irreplaceable photos that I had not yet burned to DVD. I think we've got prints of most of them, but you know, it's tough not having the originals. I think we're losing the CoasterBuzz events, our Las Vegas photos (which are mostly from my cousin-in-law's wedding) and misc. dumb shit that is nevertheless important. Less important, I lost my collection of SuicideGirls nudies, various downloads of older software that was important, some old database backups that might have some stuff on them I can't replace, etc.

The good news is that about eight years of documents and e-mail are safe, because that's is automatically put up on IBackup.com. I pay out the ass for the amount of space I use there, but clearly it's worth it.

So what it comes down to, I suppose, is that I need to burn stuff I can't replace frequently. In the mean time, I've gotta format and start over. So much for a do-nothing weekend...



September 14, 2003, 3:27 AM # You've never really had a "do-nothing weekend" anyway. :)


September 14, 2003, 7:09 AM # Ouch, bummer. It always sucks to have to reinstall a computer when you DO have full backups, but losing data is even worse.

Which reminds me, I have a ton of data I should burn to CDRs as well (I haven't gotten a DVD burner yet, and blank CDRs are so damn cheap now...)


September 14, 2003, 10:12 AM # I lost a good bit of data over the summer when Partition Magic crashed while I was repartioning. Fortunately, I didn't lose that much data, but I did lose some of the SRM pictures that I wanted to keep.

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