External HDD Recovery
unfortunate to hear...the main HD i use is seagate,,,,got me noid now lol
(07-23-2018, 11:01 PM)poohbear Wrote: Speaking of which, don't buy any Seagate product.  I bought two external hard drives in the last 3 years and they both crapped out on me.  Lost two TB's worth of porn, including scenes I'm still looking to replace.  Disgusting product, and Seagate charged an arm and a leg to get back files.

Since spinners are so cheap these days it's advised to buy a second drive and then set u a RAID array. Windows has a software array that makes this ridiculously simple. Choose mirror (raid 1).

(07-23-2018, 11:06 PM)hughes Wrote: unfortunate to hear...the main HD i use is seagate,,,,got me noid now lol

Seagate has carried that bad rep with them for almost 2 decades.
Be careful switching out controller boards, I have found that drives that are identical models have different revisions of controller boards. What I have found to be very helpful, especially with NAS boxes, is to buy the drives in pairs, that way if one goes, you can take the controller board off the good drive and put it on the bad drive, allowing you to clone the bad drive to a new disk. This allowed me to recover a 4TB RAID 0 set. (I will never make that mistake again). Additionally, I use a program called GetDataBack, available for both NTFS and FAT file systems. It allows for recovery of delete files and unaccessible files on corrupt drives. It will allow you to do a sector by sector recovery and will also allow you to create a disk image to work with.
This sucks,I've had several computers and eternal hard drives go out Angry
(07-22-2018, 03:31 PM)Fumz Wrote: If it spins up but you can't read the data, then you'll need some recovery tools. There are a few free ones that are decent. Recuva is pretty good: https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva

I've used Recuva to get data off of a drive that couldn't be read by the PC...I'll second that recommendation

After losing data on an external drive once, I now pay for cloud backups.
I'm done with Spinners. I'm giving this portable Solid State Drive from Samsung a try.
I like how small it is, Plus I can plug it in my Galaxy phone.

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Does anybody have any experience/thoughts on SSDs? other than it being very expensive?
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