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When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby Scaylid00d on Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:28 pm

Talk about bum luck, and not the good kind where you're swallowed up by someone's bum >.<

First, my internet's been pretty much down, for over a week again. It's not completely off, it's just either punishingly slow, or never loads anything at all, stuck on an infinite loading cycle. I have two brand-new pics I've been meaning to upload, but just simply can't at the moment.

Then, to make things worse, my NEWEST and LARGEST hard drive went and died on me without any warning! D: I couldn't believe it. Like the simple butterblock I am, I was all happy-go-lucky, rarely backing the thing up. "Tra-la-la, it's my newest drive, it's perfectly healthy, no signs of problems at all... what're the chances that something will go wrong? I'll just back it up the next weekend again, or the weekend after that." :zombie: GAAAH!

Luckily I had a relatively recent backup of the thing, and everything that's missing can technically be replaced again, but with a lot of time and effort. So it's still a major inconvenience :c However I realize without my backups, this would have been a LOT worse. Moral of this story, keep regular backups of your things! You never quite know when your hard drive's time is up. I'll be sending the poor drive off under warranty to be replaced for a new one soon, but that'll take a few weeks before I get one back. I'll just be patient, and keep drawing! \:D/ I'm about to start work on my most ambitious project to date, which will be for a delightfully voracious comic commission o3o; I'll prolly also be posting random musings in between again too, so stay tuned~

Thank you if you've taken the time to read my ramblings, it does mean a lot to me c: So that I may hear from you in exchange, what's your favourite: Western Digital or Seagate?

That's all from me, hope to get to do stuff online again soon :P Until then, peace out! \m/

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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby BoredArse on Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:23 pm

Seems kinda odd how the newer hard-drive would just die, unless it might of been dropped or bumped around too much then it must of been something wrong with it from the start.
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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby headhunter732 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:44 pm

I have no idea the context but I've heard of Seagate, so Seagate it is! Can't be bothered to google right now, internet is slow like yourself. I've got a screenshot of a 5 BYTES a second download on steam


And that sucks the hard drive died, that's very unusual. What make was it?


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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby blackgoblin668 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:10 pm

My preference on drives is WD I've had mine for 2 years now, no problems to date. Seagate I've heard are really good but have a higher probability of failing earlier in their life, the first 3 months or so. After that Seagates seem to be fine.
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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby Belloc on Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:16 pm

Oh man. That sucks. Sorry to hear this.

I've had a really good experience with Seagate and would heartily recommend it.

Hope you get some of the good bum luck soon!
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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby lalalalas on Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:16 pm

I have two working WD's. The older one is 4 years old. No problems so far
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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby Scaylid00d on Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:17 pm

BoredArse wrote:Seems kinda odd how the newer hard-drive would just die, unless it might of been dropped or bumped around too much then it must of been something wrong with it from the start.

I know, right! I certainly didn't rough-handle it, and think I treated it quite carefully, as I do with all my other electronic equipment >_< I had ordered it online, so I take it either the courier or retailer wasn't very gentle with it, Might very well have been a technical fault during its manufacturing. A shame I'll probably never know.

headhunter732 wrote:I have no idea the context but I've heard of Seagate, so Seagate it is! Can't be bothered to google right now, internet is slow like yourself. I've got a screenshot of a 5 BYTES a second download on steam


And that sucks the hard drive died, that's very unusual. What make was it?


Happy voring!

Thanks! :D And my sympathies, I definitely know the feels.

blackgoblin668 wrote:My preference on drives is WD I've had mine for 2 years now, no problems to date. Seagate I've heard are really good but have a higher probability of failing earlier in their life, the first 3 months or so. After that Seagates seem to be fine.

I've been trying to read up on which one's statistically more reliable, but they seem evenly matched. Some websites contradict one another, so it's difficult to really say. I've had fantastic performance from both companies. I have a 250GB Seagate that's worked 100% as an OS drive since 2007 O: My larger Western Digitals haven't really given me trouble before either, which is why this confounds me so.

Belloc wrote:Oh man. That sucks. Sorry to hear this.

I've had a really good experience with Seagate and would heartily recommend it.

Hope you get some of the good bum luck soon!

Thankies! x'3 Here's hoping!

lalalalas wrote:I have two working WD's. The older one is 4 years old. No problems so far

That's good to know c: Statistically, it seems I'll be fine with either company so far.
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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby ehur on Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:40 am

Just about anything mass-produced will have a few bad eggs in the batch. Disk redundancy is an easy way to fix this; If you can afford two drives instead of just one, Windows has a utility to mirror the drives. That way, if one fails, the other still has the information, and it's mirrored constantly so there's no need to remember to do backups to combat drive failure.

Of course, a mirror won't recover accidentally-deleted data, or provide any defense against malware, so regular backups aren't a bad idea.

In any case, hope the replacement works out better.
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Re: When it rains, it pours TT3TT

Permanent Linkby Scaylid00d on Sun May 15, 2016 1:37 pm

ehur wrote:Just about anything mass-produced will have a few bad eggs in the batch. Disk redundancy is an easy way to fix this; If you can afford two drives instead of just one, Windows has a utility to mirror the drives. That way, if one fails, the other still has the information, and it's mirrored constantly so there's no need to remember to do backups to combat drive failure.

Of course, a mirror won't recover accidentally-deleted data, or provide any defense against malware, so regular backups aren't a bad idea.

In any case, hope the replacement works out better.


I read about drive-mirroring, and apparently even a certain RAID configuration achieves this same goal. However, I manually do all my backups as a backup against my own personal dumbfounded-ness. I do accidentally delete things every now and then >w<; I'm also paranoid that an automated backup system would somehow mess up and not actually not back everything up, so I just do it myself.
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