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MichaelPosted at 2019-10-25 22:41:41(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Found out today that my external hard drive has for some reason been formatted by my laptop. It had all the Bowie shows, videos, interviews I had as I thought it would be safer to save on a separate device. Not a happy bunny   :-(

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attfieldPosted at 2019-10-25 23:18:47(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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do you have a record of what you've lost?

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MichaelPosted at 2019-10-25 23:49:19(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Most of what I had is from this site but there's some things I purchased like Blackstar, The next Day (extra), Loving the Alien and odds and sods I got from the internet. about 7 years of archiving.

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interplayPosted at 2019-10-26 05:28:26(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Ow!

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MichaelPosted at 2019-10-26 09:44:07(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Thank you Steveboy for your very generous offer (I will replace what I can and see how it goes).
They say things come in 3's, there's my external hard drive, my windows XP desktop that's corrupted all my MIDI data from my Yamaha SY85 and lastly the Roland VS1680 16 track digital recorder I purchased has gone AWOL in the post.

To quote some of my lyrics 'Follow blind, where to you don't know, Take all punches, blow by blow'

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PortlandbillPosted at 2019-10-26 11:42:29(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Mike,

I am happy to help in any way I can, I have been through this twice, and it's a pain. Saved and saved yet there probably is no resolute assurance that any way of storing, allbeit CD-DVD HardDrive or what ever means is 100% safe.

Regards.
PB.



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I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.
 
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MichaelPosted at 2019-10-26 11:51:49(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Thank you so much for your generous offers to help.
This site has the best music and the best people on the internet.

As the great man used to say "Luv on ya"

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100PCBPosted at 2019-10-26 15:55:39(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Even if someone copies you some material to another drive, are you going to wait until that one fails before you think about buying a drive to backup the files?

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steve23yhPosted at 2019-10-26 17:14:21(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)
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Had this happen as well - decided I'd just wait to see whether I actually needed any of it again!



Don't blame me, I didn't do it!
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MichaelPosted at 2019-10-26 18:21:41(3 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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I've backed up some files on CD and flash drive in a yearly chronological order but not all.

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reneverPosted at 2019-10-28 12:56:09(2 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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i store my backup out of my house.
for my daily files i use duplicati, makes a backup to cloud
duplicati connects to a free 1TB cloud storage space (transip.nl).
I can't find the free option anymore, but some cheap options are available

Works fine with non mapped folders

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GnomeServicePosted at 2019-10-29 06:47:01(2 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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That's awful news Michael, the same issue happened with me recently. All is not lost, however.

If you are in the UK the company Data Tracks Labs: https://www.datatrack-labs.co.uk/ can, in most cases, recover your data. It will come at a cost so it depends on how precious your data is. If it's a firmware error expect to spend about £350 for recovery.

To echo what's been said here and to comment, never fill your hard drive more than two thirds full. Regularly run defragmentation on the drive, check for drivers and errors. You should get at least 3-5 years out of a drive that way - so by year 3 consider backing up onto another drive. The cloud is another option though data is limited and incurs a regular charge beyond a certain level.

I lost all my Bowie audio files, but managed to recover all my Bowie video files. I may still get my audio back, so don't despair, and if there's anything you can't recover please ask and will see what I can do. Best of Luck!

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neilwilkesPosted at 2019-10-29 13:52:24(2 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Let this be a warning to me too - got 3Tb here to get backed up!!

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SteveboyPosted at 2019-10-29 14:48:08(2 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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neilwilkes wrote:

Let this be a warning to me too - got 3Tb here to get backed up!!

I've got mine spread over 5-6 HDD and a 6TB drive with most backed up as ZIP files

Steveboy



Just like those bluebird
Now ain’t that just like me
Just like that bluebird
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DiedrichDonatedPosted at 2019-10-29 18:06:40(2 wks ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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I will help you Michael



Greeting
Diedrich

and this is my Bowie website:
http://www.davidbowieworld.nl
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RobGardnerPosted at 2019-11-05 00:11:28(1 wk ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Hi Michael

If the drive stills works there's data recovery software called R-Studio you can try it out in demo mode.
If the drive hasnt been used since there's a good chance of recovery
I also use Getdata RecoverMyFiles again it can be tried out before buying.

Good luck

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MichaelPosted at 2019-11-05 10:54:42(1 wk ago) (Chit Chat Lounge / 1.81 TB external hard drive Kaput)


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Thank you all for your offers to help and suggestions. My laptop still sees the external USB drive but am unable to open or format it. So in the short term I've purchased some DVD-R disks as a temporary back up and will make 2x copies of each disk and store them separately.

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