Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Xeb's Misadventures as a Data Recovery Engineer - Updated 4/11/2017
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Xeb's Misadventures as a Data Recovery Engineer - Updated 4/11/2017 - Page 2

post #11 of 220
Quote:
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...
HAHA! zing!
post #12 of 220
I like you xeb. Therefore I SUB you!
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel xeon 1231v3 ASUS z97i-plus ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC G.SKILL TridentX 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 850 Evo 2.5' SSD 500GB SAMSUNG 850 Evo 2.5' SSD 1TB Noctua NH-D15s CPU cooler 2x bequiet silentwings 3 120mm pwm fans (case f... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Raijintek Morpheus 2 GPU cooler 2x Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120mm (GPU f... Windows 10 craptimate edition DELL U2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM quickfire TK Cherry MX black (custom keycaps) Corsair RM550 Fractal Design Define C mini window version  Steelseries Sensei RAW 
Mouse PadAudio
steelseries QCK+ Plantronic Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 4130 Gigabyte h97i itx HyperX blue 8gb SAMSUNG 840 Evo Series SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate barracuda 7200 2tb Wd Blue 1tb WD Red NAS Hard Drive SATA 6 Gb/s - 3.0 TB WD30... Toshiba Desktop HDD SATA6Gb/s - 3.0 TB DT01ACA300 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM Thermalright APX-100 unRAID 6 
PowerCase
Seasonic G-Series 550W Fractal Design Node 304 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel xeon 1231v3 ASUS z97i-plus ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC G.SKILL TridentX 2x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SAMSUNG 850 Evo 2.5' SSD 500GB SAMSUNG 850 Evo 2.5' SSD 1TB Noctua NH-D15s CPU cooler 2x bequiet silentwings 3 120mm pwm fans (case f... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Raijintek Morpheus 2 GPU cooler 2x Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120mm (GPU f... Windows 10 craptimate edition DELL U2414H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM quickfire TK Cherry MX black (custom keycaps) Corsair RM550 Fractal Design Define C mini window version  Steelseries Sensei RAW 
Mouse PadAudio
steelseries QCK+ Plantronic Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 4130 Gigabyte h97i itx HyperX blue 8gb SAMSUNG 840 Evo Series SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate barracuda 7200 2tb Wd Blue 1tb WD Red NAS Hard Drive SATA 6 Gb/s - 3.0 TB WD30... Toshiba Desktop HDD SATA6Gb/s - 3.0 TB DT01ACA300 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM beQuiet! SILENT WINGS 2 92mm PWM Thermalright APX-100 unRAID 6 
PowerCase
Seasonic G-Series 550W Fractal Design Node 304 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 220
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...

That was just unwarranted.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930K Haswell-e Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1 Visiontek Radeon 7870 2GB with 6 miniDisplayports G-Skill Ripjaws 64GB (8x8GB) DDR4 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSDs Samsung 950 Pro 512GB m.2 SSD boot drive Noctua NH-D15S Cpu cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX760 Scratch built. Currently under construction at ... Logitech M525 El Cheapo Allsop hard plastic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3930k ASUS P9X79 WS MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB... Monoprice 1x2 powered HDMI Splitter 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR... Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RP... Western Digital WD Black WD2001FASS-0 2TB 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black WD4003FZEX 4TB LG 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Inter... COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Slee... Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3 x Asus VG248QE Vizio VO320E 32" TV Logitech G510s Corsair HX750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Antec Two Hundred v2 Logitech M525 with Unifying Receiving Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-... 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9211-8i HBA card HooToo® HT-CR001 3.5" PCI-E to USB 3.0 Multi-in... Antec EasySATA Internal HDD Dock 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930K Haswell-e Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1 Visiontek Radeon 7870 2GB with 6 miniDisplayports G-Skill Ripjaws 64GB (8x8GB) DDR4 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSDs Samsung 950 Pro 512GB m.2 SSD boot drive Noctua NH-D15S Cpu cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX760 Scratch built. Currently under construction at ... Logitech M525 El Cheapo Allsop hard plastic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3930k ASUS P9X79 WS MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB... Monoprice 1x2 powered HDMI Splitter 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR... Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RP... Western Digital WD Black WD2001FASS-0 2TB 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black WD4003FZEX 4TB LG 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Inter... COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Slee... Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3 x Asus VG248QE Vizio VO320E 32" TV Logitech G510s Corsair HX750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Antec Two Hundred v2 Logitech M525 with Unifying Receiving Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-... 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9211-8i HBA card HooToo® HT-CR001 3.5" PCI-E to USB 3.0 Multi-in... Antec EasySATA Internal HDD Dock 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 220
Thread Starter 
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*
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 220
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."
post #16 of 220
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
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930K Haswell-e Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1 Visiontek Radeon 7870 2GB with 6 miniDisplayports G-Skill Ripjaws 64GB (8x8GB) DDR4 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSDs Samsung 950 Pro 512GB m.2 SSD boot drive Noctua NH-D15S Cpu cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX760 Scratch built. Currently under construction at ... Logitech M525 El Cheapo Allsop hard plastic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3930k ASUS P9X79 WS MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB... Monoprice 1x2 powered HDMI Splitter 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR... Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RP... Western Digital WD Black WD2001FASS-0 2TB 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black WD4003FZEX 4TB LG 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Inter... COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Slee... Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3 x Asus VG248QE Vizio VO320E 32" TV Logitech G510s Corsair HX750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Antec Two Hundred v2 Logitech M525 with Unifying Receiving Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-... 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9211-8i HBA card HooToo® HT-CR001 3.5" PCI-E to USB 3.0 Multi-in... Antec EasySATA Internal HDD Dock 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5930K Haswell-e Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.1 Visiontek Radeon 7870 2GB with 6 miniDisplayports G-Skill Ripjaws 64GB (8x8GB) DDR4 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSDs Samsung 950 Pro 512GB m.2 SSD boot drive Noctua NH-D15S Cpu cooler Win 7 Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX760 Scratch built. Currently under construction at ... Logitech M525 El Cheapo Allsop hard plastic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3930k ASUS P9X79 WS MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB... Monoprice 1x2 powered HDMI Splitter 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR... Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RP... Western Digital WD Black WD2001FASS-0 2TB 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Black WD4003FZEX 4TB LG 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Inter... COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Slee... Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
3 x Asus VG248QE Vizio VO320E 32" TV Logitech G510s Corsair HX750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Antec Two Hundred v2 Logitech M525 with Unifying Receiving Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels 24-... 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9211-8i HBA card HooToo® HT-CR001 3.5" PCI-E to USB 3.0 Multi-in... Antec EasySATA Internal HDD Dock 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 220
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimensive View Post

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.
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 220
DID SOMEBODY SAY NESTED QUOTES?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimensive View Post

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
Triumvirate
(20 items)
 
Osmium
(8 items)
 
EleMINT 24
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Xeon E3-1226 v3 ASRock Z97M OC Formula Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Blu Red - 2x4GB ADATA XPG - 2x4GB Crucial M500 960GB Samsung 840 250GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Cooler Master 212+ PNY Quadro 600 blower Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ASUS VE247H - 1080p Gateway FPD1960 - 1280x1024 Rosewill RK9000I - Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Rosewill HIVE 650W Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Razer DeathAdder 2013 CyberPower 1500PFCLCD 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-7870K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ G.Skill Ripjaws X - 2x4GB @ 2400MT/s Samsung 840 120GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Evercool EC-HPS-810CP Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PicoPSU-120-WI-25 Mini-Box M350 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3-4005U OEM Intel HD 4200 4GB DDR3 (soldered) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Eco 120GB Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 1366x768 TN panel :'( brick 
  hide details  
Reply
Triumvirate
(20 items)
 
Osmium
(8 items)
 
EleMINT 24
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Xeon E3-1226 v3 ASRock Z97M OC Formula Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston Blu Red - 2x4GB ADATA XPG - 2x4GB Crucial M500 960GB Samsung 840 250GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Cooler Master 212+ PNY Quadro 600 blower Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro ASUS VE247H - 1080p Gateway FPD1960 - 1280x1024 Rosewill RK9000I - Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Rosewill HIVE 650W Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Razer DeathAdder 2013 CyberPower 1500PFCLCD 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-7870K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ G.Skill Ripjaws X - 2x4GB @ 2400MT/s Samsung 840 120GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Evercool EC-HPS-810CP Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PicoPSU-120-WI-25 Mini-Box M350 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3-4005U OEM Intel HD 4200 4GB DDR3 (soldered) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Eco 120GB Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 1366x768 TN panel :'( brick 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

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

Glad to see you're back at it. thumbsupsmiley.png
Nordilith
(20 items)
 
Casual Gamer
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.5ghz 1.34v GA-P67A-UD7 (f3h) NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3gb F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black 1TB (OS) Seagate (Media) - Thanks shlunky WD and Seagate (Backups) ASUS DVD R/W 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Scythe Ninja 4 M$ Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Panasonic X3 42in Plasma HP ~720p 19in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry MX Reds) Seasonic SS-850HT Fractal Define Design R3 Corsair M95 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Corsair MM400 Onboard (Realtek) + Philips Home Theatre System... Lots of case fans and Aerocool fan controller Logitech M318 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4590 Gigabyte B85M-DS3H EVGA Geforce GTX 960 4gb GSkill 8gb (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 1tb Lite on DVD/RW CM Hyper 212 Evo M$ Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Cheap ~720p Monitor Logitech something  EVGA B2 750w CM Elite  
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M100 Cloth Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4720HQ MSI something  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 12gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1tb DVD/RW OEM M$ Windows 8.1 x64 
PowerMouse
OEM OEM trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
Nordilith
(20 items)
 
Casual Gamer
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.5ghz 1.34v GA-P67A-UD7 (f3h) NVIDIA EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3gb F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black 1TB (OS) Seagate (Media) - Thanks shlunky WD and Seagate (Backups) ASUS DVD R/W 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Scythe Ninja 4 M$ Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Panasonic X3 42in Plasma HP ~720p 19in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry MX Reds) Seasonic SS-850HT Fractal Define Design R3 Corsair M95 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Corsair MM400 Onboard (Realtek) + Philips Home Theatre System... Lots of case fans and Aerocool fan controller Logitech M318 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4590 Gigabyte B85M-DS3H EVGA Geforce GTX 960 4gb GSkill 8gb (2x4gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 1tb Lite on DVD/RW CM Hyper 212 Evo M$ Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Cheap ~720p Monitor Logitech something  EVGA B2 750w CM Elite  
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M100 Cloth Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4720HQ MSI something  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 12gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1tb DVD/RW OEM M$ Windows 8.1 x64 
PowerMouse
OEM OEM trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 220
Thread Starter 
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.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 11/17/16 at 9:41pm
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Xeb's Misadventures as a Data Recovery Engineer - Updated 4/11/2017