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Well my Western Digital Caviar Black died.

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It was a 1tb 7200rpm drive. Had my Win 7 OS, steam games and orgin games inluding BF3. All my music plus pictures are gone

My saved games are gone too. Luckily Western Digital is going to replace my but thats still not going to get my data back and to have it professionally gotten will cost me $700-$2500. So lets just say i learned my lesson about backing up your stuff, but i am still sad frown.gif
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Just sudden death ? Rotor problem ?
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post #3 of 42
I bought a BD burner for that specific reason. I too learned the hard way after losing about 30GB+ of music and over 100GB of video I was working on converting from VHS/8mm. I always do weekly backups now.
post #4 of 42
My Caviar Black died on me about 8 months after I got it. Luckily it wasn't fully dead, just insanely slow. And I mean 2Mb/s transfer speeds when I was copying stuff to my new HDD. Guess I got a little lucky with that one.
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post #5 of 42
This is when you invest in RAID 1
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This is the exact reason why you should have multiple backups and not put all you eggs in one basket and think the drive will never fail.
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That is why I have 4+ different back ups of all my information biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 42
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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

Just sudden death ? Rotor problem ?

Yes i think so.
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post #9 of 42
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Originally Posted by Strat79 View Post

I bought a BD burner for that specific reason. I too learned the hard way after losing about 30GB+ of music and over 100GB of video I was working on converting from VHS/8mm. I always do weekly backups now.

wow that's alot of data to work with. My steam games folder was over 130gb and my broadband is only 1.5Mb/s so it will take me ages to get it all back.
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post #10 of 42
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Originally Posted by savagebunny View Post

This is when you invest in RAID 1

Can i use raid with any mobo?
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