7.08.2010

thursday
july0810_1 There's nothing I can do about it, just wait and see what can be recovered (I keep saying this to myself and anyone who will listen, over and over again.)
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Today my external hard drive sputtered and quit. I just sat there for a minute trying not to feel stressed about what that could mean. Tomorrow it will travel by mail to a wonderful hard drive fixer and recoverer (please please please recover all of it). I have other forms of back-up, but this was truly the big one.
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I have thought of all sorts of things that are far worse and tragic than this, which has provided a little comfort but also dredged up all sorts of sad things. Please feel free to share positive stories of hard drive recovery...

8 comments:

Julie said...

I have heard of two times a hard drive was fried and recovered by the "doctor". Try not to worry. :)

Dyche Designs said...

Oh no . . . keeping everything crossed for you that they're able to retrieve everything. Good luck.

Tali Schiffer said...

Oh darn, I've had that happen to me too, but I completely freaked out as this was my ONLY back-up... Luckily the hard drive fixers managed to retrieve everything for me :)
Here's to hoping the same happens to you!
Enjoy your weekend nonetheless!!

Miz.November said...

Oh, the things that people can do with computers.
I work in a collision repair shop. During a computer switch, we lost 6 months worth of estimates. Bad stuff. But after a week of work with some smart people, we recovered 3 months of those! which seemed quite impossible. Quite amazing.
So, here's hoping high for you.

Windy Dougall said...

I am so sorry to hear about your hard drive. That is every photographers worst nightmare, I think. Here's wishing your hard drive a quick and easy recovery!

Christine E-E said...

wow! this just happened to my work computer... Tech Services is working to retrieve emails, contact list and work calendar... I have faith they can work miracles!
The funniest part of this crash - the only emails that appeared in my inbox were from January - June of 2009! yep! 2009!!! not so funny at the time ~ but several days have passed & it made me realize how dependent on my computer I am (at work, at home & on the road)... WOW! how did I get to this place???
Crossing my fingers for "encouraging news" from your tech person!

cabin + cub said...

oh dear. i feel your pain.
that happened to me once while i was backing up files.... very frustrating indeed! hope yours gets recovered!

erin said...

sending a million good thoughts.