Reminder! Backup those photos

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  1. bigtwinky

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    Had a hard reminder a few days ago...my hard drive died and i had at least 3 months of photos that needed to be properly backed up.

    I'm currently recovering raw files from memory cards then I'm going to work on switching out the circuit board on the hard drive to try and get it working again, but it aint looking good. Plugged it into my netbook and it doesnt even recognize the hard drive...

    So yeah...reminder to you all...back up those photos!!!
     
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    That sucks! I had a hard drive crash a couple of years ago, fortunately was able to save all my data. I feel your pain. Good luck on retrieving your stuff.
     
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    OUCH! Man... I feel for you...
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    just working with the memory cards, Ive recovered over 1200 images so far, so at least all is not lost hehe.
     
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    Nothing worse, glad to hear you are able to recover some of your photos.
     
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    man have i been there. lost a whole shoot to not backing up my files just recently, and the deadline was the next day. I made due with some other shots I had laying around and alot of photoshop and coffee.
    back it up!
     
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    Try deep freezing the harddrive. This can sometimes help electronics which are on the brink as well as seized bearings or weak motors that don't spin properly. It has helped get drives temporarily running for a bit over half the crashes I've been involved with.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the HD failure, it definitely sucks to lose so much work. I'm glad you are getting some of them restored from your cards. Definitely try and switch out the circuit board on the drive, I have done this successfully a few times which saved a ton of work.
     
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    freezing the HD? Thanks Garbz, ill give that a shot.
    a friend is currently working on diagnosing the rest of my pc to ensure its only the hd that isnt working and not also an issue with the mobo...i dont have another desktop to switch out parts.
     
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    sorry to hear that ....hope you manage to save all the data.
     
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    Thanks for advice! I had same issue with hard drive once.
    And not just photos, all important data can be lost
     
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    Did it die, eg. stop, or is not accessable? If the latter, a good tech has ways to get data off of the drive. I just did this someone who had 2+ years of pics "lost" when he fried his laptop!
     

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