Friday, July 2nd, 2004 | LiveJournal Archives

My portable Hard Drive crashed on me this morning… and I’m afraid I may not be able to fix it. It’s 30GBs of all my stuff. I’ve been so fortunate in the past to keep it running and always have it around when all my other hard drives crash. I’m really concerned about salvaging all this data, I’d be willing to never use the drive again if I could only get the data off of it. I’m trying to find someone who has a 2.5″ to 3.5″ IDE cable that I can borrow, if you have one, could you please let me know? I would forever be in your debt, or at least in your debt to the amount of 30GBs of personal data. I realize most of it is crap, a lot of it isn’t really as important as I’d like to believe it is, but still. It’s like 5-10 years of my life on that drive. The drive itself is not that old, but when I bought it, I transfered all my important data to it so that when my computers blew up, my data would be safe in a remote location. Now the remote location’s been bombed.

My entire Vampire campaign is on that drive, and while I’ll more than likely not run that campaign again, as much as I’d like, I’ll probably never finish the web site, I liked knowing that I had the campaign notes if I ever needed them. Also, all the creation files for my web site are on there… I mean, yeah, the web site is still safe and sound, but all the files I used to create it are on that drive. I have stupid videos that don’t do anyone any good on there. I have all my RPGA stuff on there, I have all my recent graphic work on there, including the creation files for all these stupid LJ User Pics. Ugh. I really need to get the data off this drive.

I don’t know how I’m going to buy a new one either. What I may do is look into Laptop hard drives and see how big they come, and then research to see how big a drive I can put in my Nomad and then just start using that as my portable hard drive. It’d be one less portable device to carry around at least.Shit I’m concerned about this now. Damnit, I shouldn’t have thought about what was on there. I should head over to GALMAC early so I can see if one of the people in the Micro Computer shop can hook me up.

Fuck Fuck Fuck

9 Comments to

mandroid
July 2, 2004

Oh wow…I feel for you Kacey I do.

I have fait that you’ll be able to get it all back and together and backed up again somehow. Breathe.

kacey3
July 2, 2004

We’ve (all of us in the computer support office) have determined that it’s an actualy physical problem, possibly a bad bearing or a bad actuator. My options now are to either pay $500-1000 to get it professionally recovered or rip open another Hard Drive and try to move the platters physically so I can at least retrieve the data.

ganghiss
July 2, 2004

I’ll loan you my spare static wrist band and such if you decide to take the self repair route

kacey3
July 2, 2004

i have the static wrist band, it’s the dust and the screwdriver that I’m concerend about.

ganghiss
July 2, 2004

small phillips or one of those other types?

ganghiss
July 2, 2004

crude, but effective option for dust prevention:

materials = large clear trash bag, scissors, duct tape, static wipes, slick counter top

cut a slit part-way up the side of the trash bag
tape it to the counter forming a tent
static wipe the counter and inside of the bag (remove current static and dust)

ganghiss
July 2, 2004

If it’s one of those small oddball types, I’m sure you could talk to Dan really nice and he’d let you borrow the one you need.

kacey3
July 2, 2004

star type, tiny, smaller than I’ve ever seen.

kacey3
July 2, 2004

Sean may have one, he’s gonna look for me. And I think I already used up my favor with Dan for this month.

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