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    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
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    EVERYONE! Backup your data!

    This is a crazy month, thers like 3 or 4 threads on HDD crashes, plus a couple on another non computer forum I visit, stonecat's losing a drive as well, this month is cursed for hard drives!


    Now go back your **** up!

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    but then I gotta insert discs and all that

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    i am still running a IBM gpx60 deathstar as a temp/scratch drive here, also got another one from RMA a few years ago that i can still run when this one dies, i am suprised it hasn't failed so far like the other 3 or 4 i have had in the past

    but, oh ya my data is backed up nowadys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    but, oh ya my Pr0n is backed up nowadys
    fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    This is a crazy month, thers like 3 or 4 threads on HDD crashes, plus a couple on another non computer forum I visit, stonecat's losing a drive as well, this month is cursed for hard drives!


    Now go back your **** up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude
    fixed.

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    My Cheetah SCSI drive on my server...just checked warranty, the 5 year mark passed on Oct 2005...

    Ah well...long and productive life she ran. Did a lot of moving around, bumps, rebuilds...tough life for the poor thing. Time to shop for some replacement Cheetahs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    My Cheetah SCSI drive on my server...just checked warranty, the 5 year mark passed on Oct 2005...

    Ah well...long and productive life she ran. Did a lot of moving around, bumps, rebuilds...tough life for the poor thing. Time to shop for some replacement Cheetahs.
    I still have a 500 meg Maxtor IDE drive
    It's in a usb case.. I use it for docs and .mp3 files..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi
    I still have a 500 meg Maxtor IDE drive
    It's in a usb case.. I use it for docs and .mp3 files..
    I still have a 330 meg Maxtor IDE drive......


    .....It's on a shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi
    I still have a 500 meg Maxtor IDE drive
    I got stacks 'n stack of ancient ones...probably over 300 various drives from sub-1 gig to 40 or so gigs. Gotta find the time to wipe 'em 'n dump 'em.

    Used to be a few places around..you could send your old drives...get a few bucks back for them for scrap metal or parts recovery. Years ago we'd a box ever few months..would get a check back..enough to cover the cost of shipping..and put a few twenties in your pocket. Can't seem to find those places around anymore.
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    Ever since i got this dvd burner, its so easy to back up 4.5 gig on one disk.

    I've taken to backing up regular cd's onto the dvd's, cause you can fit almost 7 full cd's onto one dvd.

    Do you think its solar flare activity bugging up the hd's?

    Or is it people that do not own a legit copy OS, and getting wga.exe'd?

    There is a way around that by removing registry entries, but then you don't get the security updates.

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    I backup religiously once a month, just slide in the external drive and use Cobian Backup 7, it's FREE and simple to use.

    Excellent reminder, we are have been getting a lot of evening thunderstorms here lately, I've already replaced 2 routers for clients in the past 2 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52
    I backup religiously once a month, just slide in the external drive and use Cobian Backup 7, it's FREE and simple to use.
    Does this work to a tape drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude
    Does this work to a tape drive?
    Never tried it with a tape drive but I would assume it would work fine, it allows you to choose where to backup, drive, ftp etc. so I don't see why it wouldn't work with a tape.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude
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    my onbard sata port #1 got messed up, switch to #2 and my hd works fine, im scared now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52
    Never tried it with a tape drive but I would assume it would work fine, it allows you to choose where to backup, drive, ftp etc. so I don't see why it wouldn't work with a tape.


    I'll experiment.

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    Speaking of which I loss my external FireLite 60 GB last month. Any ideas on how to retreive the data on it? It was used as a mobil back up drive between work and home and I have a pst and some other backup files I would like to retrieve along with some pictures.
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