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#26 yorac

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

I've never had any problems with these...........

 

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#27 Chopsus

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:02 PM

We were talking Hard ones .... Not Floppy ones mate

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#28 werrty

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:06 AM

Guys if a hard drive does fail is there any way of getting what is stored on there off?

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:15 AM

Personally for HDD over the time that my current drives are in use (about 6 od years) my experience is / has been

18 3TB Hitachi 24x7 operation still, 3-4 years old never missed a beat

3 samsung 1TB drives 6-7 years old 3 in 24x7 operation and 2 in about 30% duty cycles never mised a beat

5 WD 640GB black drives 3 years old, probably 50-75% duty cycles, 3 dead 2 ok.

8 WD Green Drives 4-5 years old 24x7 operation, 1 dead (but was DOA to be fair) most have high load rates but still working fine

6 Seagate 500GB Pro drives 5-6 years old random use over life from 24x7 to 20% still working fine

3 Seagate desktop drives lasted ~2 years (5 years ago) 50% duty cycles all dead

2 WD RAPTOR drives 7 years and still tickin

At least thats the best of my memory, could be some others that I have lost count of.

I remember for heat the green were the coolest running with samsungs not much different

For reliability Seagate Pro & Hitachi have been the best

For my money I'm backing Hitachi with next purchases still at this time.

Feel free to take what you want my experiences.

#30 Chopsus

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:37 AM

The problem with Toshiba, Hitachi and Samsung is obtaining them



#31 Chopsus

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:44 AM

Guys if a hard drive does fail is there any way of getting what is stored on there off?

 

not easily ... I have had a 50% success rate (out of 2 drives lol!) using the freezer bag method:

 

Place dead HDD in deep freeze for a couple of days in a sealed plastic bag ... unseal enough to connect to PC but try to keep as cold as possible ... if works copy important data first as it will only work for a short time.

 

I have heard there are serious forensic data methods for getting stuff off the platters, including putting platters in a new drive ... but I would guess that this is cost prohibitive for the consumer market.

 

Backup and Sky/One/Dropbox/Cloud anything important on a sync basis is what I do.  My redundancy is actually a little silly with Microsoft One Drive and Dropbox both acting as shadow copies of my important stuff ... I will probably get hacked one day and regret it!



#32 pgdownload

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:14 AM

Guys if a hard drive does fail is there any way of getting what is stored on there off?

 

Not if its a new SSD (Solid State Drive)

 

Otherwise it depends on the type of failure. There are utilities that can bypass the normal methods of reading a corrupted drive and try to pull files off directly. However recovery probably fails more often than succeeding.

 

If you have information you want to keep long term you need it to be in two places.

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

Guys if a hard drive does fail is there any way of getting what is stored on there off?

 

http://www.datadetec...-data-recovery/

 

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#34 jliang70

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:08 AM

Guys if a hard drive does fail is there any way of getting what is stored on there off?

 

You can try programs like File Scavenger, Undelete or Recuva but there is no guarantee you will get all your data back.  What you do is you launch one of this program and let the program search through the problem hard drive you get a list of files, from the list you can determine what files you want to recover to a secondary hard drive.  Because the files are either damage, lost their indexing, their file name and their folder structure it is often hard to decide if they are the right files to recover.


Edited by jliang70, 18 October 2014 - 10:09 AM.