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Hard drive

Postby Tzan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:23 pm

So I managed to save an image of my hard drive to an external drive.
Then copy it back to a new drive I installed.
The old drive is taking a long deserved nap in the box the new drive came in, its 7.75 years old.
It still worked, but I was getting nervous.

The new drive is the exact same model number as the old drive.
Which means its probably been sitting in a cardboard box for the last 5+ years.

So its all working for 2 days now.
I never copied a drive before.
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Re: Hard drive

Postby TheVengefulOne » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:28 pm

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Re: Hard drive

Postby sahasrahla » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:53 pm

good, backups are super important

i should go back up my computer...
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Re: Hard drive

Postby Tzan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:17 pm

TheVengefulOne wrote:My latop and usb collection have no idea what you just said.


That's ok because you have a cool sig now.  :D


sahasrahla:
I never made an image before. I do file backups of all my work every day.

The backup took almost 3 hours, and the recovery took 2 hours.
I used the Acronis version made for Western Digital, so it was free.
They do have a lot of docs, but things could be worded better.

They use the word Backup for:
- a full drive image
- a single partition
- just data files
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Re: Hard drive

Postby dilanski » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:06 pm

Two identical drives? That is calling for a RAID 1 setup if you ask me. Especially as new drives are more likely to fail due to manufacturing defect then mid-life drives. But then you still need a separate, preferably off-site storage for extra redundancy. And at that point, cloud services are probably your best bet.
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Re: Hard drive

Postby Tzan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:35 am

I bought the same model number so I figured I would have no problems with sector formats.
The old ones are 512, Advanced format drives are 4k, all drives since maybe 2012 are 4k

I removed the old drive entirely and just the new drive is in the computer now, no Raids.
Yeah I know its a wait and see situation in the first year for this new drive.
I do have the old drive in a cardboard box and the external WD Passport 2T drive with the image.
I do store data only in DropBox, no disk images since I only just made one first time, all my programming and art is there.

And memes
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all my memes are on dropbox
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