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And now, I scream

The good news! The data recovery people have received my drive and chances of data recovery are excellent.

The bad? Um, it costs EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX DOLLARS for the recovery ALONE. That doesn't count the cost of the new drive to send said data back on.


I think I may have to quietly give up my saved Craig Fergusons, my downloaded Dr. Whos, and my entire music library (I can't even begin to think about what stories I may have had saved there), and start re-ripping discs.


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Jan. 8th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
holy hell. That is insane.

Wonders now if the news reports saying external drives are going extinct and to use carbonite and the like don't have a valid point (and wonders also if the sheer freaking cost is killing them off in the first place)

this just sucks for you
Jan. 8th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
The main thing that's a royal freakin' pain in the ass is the old filksongs which took forEVER to digitize. At least I kept the tapes.

I'm wondering now how many USB drives (which have better technology) it would take to do a similar backup -- I didn't have nearly all the 750 gigs filled.

I don't want to use my bonus (which should come in March), but it's a viable option, I suppose. *ponder*
Jan. 9th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
this encrypted online backup's they're trying to drive us toward...i don't think I'd like the cost of them. Sigh. Speaking of this i should back up this computer
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
As miertam says here in the comments, several drives allows for a redundancy. I shall do this ASAP. At least MOST of my music is already "backed up" in the form of the originals.
Jan. 9th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Jan. 9th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Well, after I declined their service and explained why, they were very nice and have agreed to hold the drive until March (when my raise and bonus hit), and then set me up with a payment plan. SO....

(I like places with good customer service!)
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)

[hugs and good cheer, whatever you decide]
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
Thanks!!! (And your box arrived today, so YAY!)
Jan. 9th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Good grief! That's insane.
Jan. 9th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
It's about right. The cost is so high because they have to maintain a clean room and have the experts on hand who know how to resurrect a drive that has been through a fire.
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
What Miertam said, below above (he does this kind of thing for a living)...

But, as I say to someone else here (SimCities Eats My Brain), they are allowing me a payment plan AND will wait until March when I get a) my raise and b) my bonus. This means I may be able to get it done!

Edited at 2010-01-09 06:04 am (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
I have all my data backed up to at least 2 other places on my network. With the drives they are producing today any one of the three could go at any time. Anything that would cause all three to go out involves a disaster in which finding food and shelter will be about 99997 priorities above the desire to recover my filk collection.
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
I realize that NOW. Had I realized it before, I wouldn't have put all my faith in only one drive. I also would have burned more to CD, but I thought, heck, I don't need to do THAT, I have my EXTERNAL DRIVE!

Woe is me.
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