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Data recovery costs so much because recovery techs like this guy waste their work time posting on computer forums instead of doing work tongue.gif You are probably the guy who also takes 15 minute bathroom breaks 6 times a day...
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Really now? Y U DO DIS? 6 3TB drives RAID 5... Dreaded Seagate DM series...

Oh boy. Where do I start. So, my lead recovery tech was evaluating a job and he already has enough on his plate. So, what does he drop on mine? 6 3TB ST3000DM001s in RAID 5 with 2 drives failed. Both have head issues. One has a weak head the other has a dead head. Wonderful.




JK.

Alright, what do we have here?

Drives labeled 1-6. Good.

Drives 1 and 5... nerp. Each drive has 3 platters and 6 heads.

Drive 1 head 1 is weak...

Drive 5 - Head 2 is dead as a door nail. Nothing. Wont even read.


Wonderful. So, RAID 5? Check. 6 Drives? Check. Seagate DM series? Check. Not enough drives to build RAID? Check.


What do we do? Well good thing is that MOST RAIDs these days (when bought pre-built) all have IDENTICAL drives. Hell, even down to the damn preamp. Awesome.

Off to the clean room.
An hour later...



Guess what? Drive 5 which use to take baout 2 minutes to stop clicking and get ready only clicks for about 15 seconds. w00t! The other drive? Just readies up like a boss. Even better? The one with the weak head is imaging at full spead. The other one is protesting but I have it reading backwards. The drive right now is spilling its last remaining data (already imaged off the good surfaces). How good is the clicking one going? Well, a lot better than you a night after a frat party.


Once all the bad drives are imaged (and I image the good ones for insurance) I have to reconstruct the RAID. However, I need to find the RAID parameters. Good thing there are tools at my disposal. No, you are not going to know what is used. Trust me though, this is going to take about 18 hours to find them... e-e. That does not include extracting the data. Guess the FreeNAS I built when I first came here is going to be our best bet. 32 2TB drives in ZRAID 2 with 4 hot spares anyone? (yes, I do have volume replication enabled so it is fully backed up).


And people whine and moan how much it costs to recover. Now you know why.

Data recovery costs so much because recovery techs like this guy waste their work time posting on computer forums instead of doing work tongue.gif  You are probably the guy who also takes 15 minute bathroom breaks 6 times a day...

That was just unwarranted.
     
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Really now? Y U DO DIS? 6 3TB drives RAID 5... Dreaded Seagate DM series...

Oh boy. Where do I start. So, my lead recovery tech was evaluating a job and he already has enough on his plate. So, what does he drop on mine? 6 3TB ST3000DM001s in RAID 5 with 2 drives failed. Both have head issues. One has a weak head the other has a dead head. Wonderful.




JK.

Alright, what do we have here?

Drives labeled 1-6. Good.

Drives 1 and 5... nerp. Each drive has 3 platters and 6 heads.

Drive 1 head 1 is weak...

Drive 5 - Head 2 is dead as a door nail. Nothing. Wont even read.


Wonderful. So, RAID 5? Check. 6 Drives? Check. Seagate DM series? Check. Not enough drives to build RAID? Check.


What do we do? Well good thing is that MOST RAIDs these days (when bought pre-built) all have IDENTICAL drives. Hell, even down to the damn preamp. Awesome.

Off to the clean room.
An hour later...



Guess what? Drive 5 which use to take baout 2 minutes to stop clicking and get ready only clicks for about 15 seconds. w00t! The other drive? Just readies up like a boss. Even better? The one with the weak head is imaging at full spead. The other one is protesting but I have it reading backwards. The drive right now is spilling its last remaining data (already imaged off the good surfaces). How good is the clicking one going? Well, a lot better than you a night after a frat party.


Once all the bad drives are imaged (and I image the good ones for insurance) I have to reconstruct the RAID. However, I need to find the RAID parameters. Good thing there are tools at my disposal. No, you are not going to know what is used. Trust me though, this is going to take about 18 hours to find them... e-e. That does not include extracting the data. Guess the FreeNAS I built when I first came here is going to be our best bet. 32 2TB drives in ZRAID 2 with 4 hot spares anyone? (yes, I do have volume replication enabled so it is fully backed up).


And people whine and moan how much it costs to recover. Now you know why.

Data recovery costs so much because recovery techs like this guy waste their work time posting on computer forums instead of doing work tongue.gif  You are probably the guy who also takes 15 minute bathroom breaks 6 times a day...

Ah, Axi, how you wound me so. Let it be known to all. Your skill of the League of Rockets of only second par. Wilt thou humor thyself a selfish request? A recording of one being trounced and beaten by yours truly? Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right.

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I came here to learn about data recovery, now I've learned a great comeback. Lol, "Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right."
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Really now? Y U DO DIS? 6 3TB drives RAID 5... Dreaded Seagate DM series...

Oh boy. Where do I start. So, my lead recovery tech was evaluating a job and he already has enough on his plate. So, what does he drop on mine? 6 3TB ST3000DM001s in RAID 5 with 2 drives failed. Both have head issues. One has a weak head the other has a dead head. Wonderful.




JK.

Alright, what do we have here?

Drives labeled 1-6. Good.

Drives 1 and 5... nerp. Each drive has 3 platters and 6 heads.

Drive 1 head 1 is weak...

Drive 5 - Head 2 is dead as a door nail. Nothing. Wont even read.


Wonderful. So, RAID 5? Check. 6 Drives? Check. Seagate DM series? Check. Not enough drives to build RAID? Check.


What do we do? Well good thing is that MOST RAIDs these days (when bought pre-built) all have IDENTICAL drives. Hell, even down to the damn preamp. Awesome.

Off to the clean room.
An hour later...



Guess what? Drive 5 which use to take baout 2 minutes to stop clicking and get ready only clicks for about 15 seconds. w00t! The other drive? Just readies up like a boss. Even better? The one with the weak head is imaging at full spead. The other one is protesting but I have it reading backwards. The drive right now is spilling its last remaining data (already imaged off the good surfaces). How good is the clicking one going? Well, a lot better than you a night after a frat party.


Once all the bad drives are imaged (and I image the good ones for insurance) I have to reconstruct the RAID. However, I need to find the RAID parameters. Good thing there are tools at my disposal. No, you are not going to know what is used. Trust me though, this is going to take about 18 hours to find them... e-e. That does not include extracting the data. Guess the FreeNAS I built when I first came here is going to be our best bet. 32 2TB drives in ZRAID 2 with 4 hot spares anyone? (yes, I do have volume replication enabled so it is fully backed up).


And people whine and moan how much it costs to recover. Now you know why.

Data recovery costs so much because recovery techs like this guy waste their work time posting on computer forums instead of doing work tongue.gif  You are probably the guy who also takes 15 minute bathroom breaks 6 times a day...

Ah, Axi, how you wound me so. Let it be known to all. Your skill of the League of Rockets of only second par. Wilt thou humor thyself a selfish request? A recording of one being trounced and beaten by yours truly? Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right.

*mic drop*

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I came here to learn about data recovery, now I've learned a great comeback. Lol, "Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right."

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Really now? Y U DO DIS? 6 3TB drives RAID 5... Dreaded Seagate DM series...

Oh boy. Where do I start. So, my lead recovery tech was evaluating a job and he already has enough on his plate. So, what does he drop on mine? 6 3TB ST3000DM001s in RAID 5 with 2 drives failed. Both have head issues. One has a weak head the other has a dead head. Wonderful.




JK.

Alright, what do we have here?

Drives labeled 1-6. Good.

Drives 1 and 5... nerp. Each drive has 3 platters and 6 heads.

Drive 1 head 1 is weak...

Drive 5 - Head 2 is dead as a door nail. Nothing. Wont even read.


Wonderful. So, RAID 5? Check. 6 Drives? Check. Seagate DM series? Check. Not enough drives to build RAID? Check.


What do we do? Well good thing is that MOST RAIDs these days (when bought pre-built) all have IDENTICAL drives. Hell, even down to the damn preamp. Awesome.

Off to the clean room.
An hour later...



Guess what? Drive 5 which use to take baout 2 minutes to stop clicking and get ready only clicks for about 15 seconds. w00t! The other drive? Just readies up like a boss. Even better? The one with the weak head is imaging at full spead. The other one is protesting but I have it reading backwards. The drive right now is spilling its last remaining data (already imaged off the good surfaces). How good is the clicking one going? Well, a lot better than you a night after a frat party.


Once all the bad drives are imaged (and I image the good ones for insurance) I have to reconstruct the RAID. However, I need to find the RAID parameters. Good thing there are tools at my disposal. No, you are not going to know what is used. Trust me though, this is going to take about 18 hours to find them... e-e. That does not include extracting the data. Guess the FreeNAS I built when I first came here is going to be our best bet. 32 2TB drives in ZRAID 2 with 4 hot spares anyone? (yes, I do have volume replication enabled so it is fully backed up).


And people whine and moan how much it costs to recover. Now you know why.

Data recovery costs so much because recovery techs like this guy waste their work time posting on computer forums instead of doing work tongue.gif  You are probably the guy who also takes 15 minute bathroom breaks 6 times a day...

Ah, Axi, how you wound me so. Let it be known to all. Your skill of the League of Rockets of only second par. Wilt thou humor thyself a selfish request? A recording of one being trounced and beaten by yours truly? Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right.

*mic drop*

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HAHA. Axi is my buddy. Hell, when I get into OCN's teamspeak (which is rare D:) it is always a good time.
 
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Quote:
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I came here to learn about data recovery, now I've learned a great comeback. Lol, "Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Really now? Y U DO DIS? 6 3TB drives RAID 5... Dreaded Seagate DM series...

Oh boy. Where do I start. So, my lead recovery tech was evaluating a job and he already has enough on his plate. So, what does he drop on mine? 6 3TB ST3000DM001s in RAID 5 with 2 drives failed. Both have head issues. One has a weak head the other has a dead head. Wonderful.




JK.

Alright, what do we have here?

Drives labeled 1-6. Good.

Drives 1 and 5... nerp. Each drive has 3 platters and 6 heads.

Drive 1 head 1 is weak...

Drive 5 - Head 2 is dead as a door nail. Nothing. Wont even read.


Wonderful. So, RAID 5? Check. 6 Drives? Check. Seagate DM series? Check. Not enough drives to build RAID? Check.


What do we do? Well good thing is that MOST RAIDs these days (when bought pre-built) all have IDENTICAL drives. Hell, even down to the damn preamp. Awesome.

Off to the clean room.
An hour later...



Guess what? Drive 5 which use to take baout 2 minutes to stop clicking and get ready only clicks for about 15 seconds. w00t! The other drive? Just readies up like a boss. Even better? The one with the weak head is imaging at full spead. The other one is protesting but I have it reading backwards. The drive right now is spilling its last remaining data (already imaged off the good surfaces). How good is the clicking one going? Well, a lot better than you a night after a frat party.


Once all the bad drives are imaged (and I image the good ones for insurance) I have to reconstruct the RAID. However, I need to find the RAID parameters. Good thing there are tools at my disposal. No, you are not going to know what is used. Trust me though, this is going to take about 18 hours to find them... e-e. That does not include extracting the data. Guess the FreeNAS I built when I first came here is going to be our best bet. 32 2TB drives in ZRAID 2 with 4 hot spares anyone? (yes, I do have volume replication enabled so it is fully backed up).


And people whine and moan how much it costs to recover. Now you know why.

Data recovery costs so much because recovery techs like this guy waste their work time posting on computer forums instead of doing work tongue.gif  You are probably the guy who also takes 15 minute bathroom breaks 6 times a day...

Ah, Axi, how you wound me so. Let it be known to all. Your skill of the League of Rockets of only second par. Wilt thou humor thyself a selfish request? A recording of one being trounced and beaten by yours truly? Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right.

*mic drop*

thumbsupsmiley.pngapplaud.gif

HAHA. Axi is my buddy. Hell, when I get into OCN's teamspeak (which is rare D:) it is always a good time.

Ah man you need to visit more.

There's, like, nobody online, usually, but we've all got Steam open. thumb.gif
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Ah, Axi, how you wound me so. Let it be known to all. Your skill of the League of Rockets of only second par. Wilt thou humor thyself a selfish request? A recording of one being trounced and beaten by yours truly? Your lack of skill is not a disability but a birth right.

*mic drop*
Burn! devil.giftongue.gif

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Thanks. it is nice being at a job I actually enjoy again. Plus, my new bosses are freaking amazing. Hell, every now and then we are treated to lunch by the owner! w00t!!!! Plus, you have an issue? Voice it. Got a better idea? Bring it up. Need something for a job? Let them know and buy it. Sressful but the good kind of stress.
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