Saved by the external drive!

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by ScottS, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. ScottS

    ScottS TPF Noob!

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    My computer crashed today...:thumbdown: yea it sucks, but im really happy I invested in 2 500GB hardrives to back up all my files.
    :boogie: Yea I did a bit of a happy dance.
     
  2. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's the ticket!
     
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    soylentgreen TPF Noob!

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    Did the main drive crash or the secondary? I never save anything of significance on my main drive for obvious reasons. Gotta run my new 1.5 TB NAS drive with RAID for back-up.:D
     
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    jedithebomber TPF Noob!

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    Congratulations! Isn't it great that your posting this instead of "I lost all my data... cry cry cry." I hope more people learn about this. Now when you restore your computer, make sure you copy everything back so you have 2 copies again. Otherwise all you hard work could go down the drain when (yes I said when) your external fails.

    And soylentgreen RAID is a great storage tool with limited recoverability, better than the average bear. Make sure you still keep 2 copies. I have seen way too many failed RAID arrays to really trust them unconditionally, no matter the configuration.
     
  5. Sideburns

    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    just cause it crashed...doesn't mean it's all gone...
    what'd you do?

    Also, RAID is pretty foolproof if you do RAID-1...unless all of the drives go down.
     

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