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I won't be playing for a while.

#1
My hard drive sputtered out and died a couple of days ago and it will be at least 2 weeks untill I can afford a new one ;_;

I can at least browse the forums on a liveCD though.
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#2
Oh my. I hope you had recent backups?
[Image:http://i.imgur.com/4XODR.png]640K ought to be enough for anybody.
     ― Linux Torvalds
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#3
(01-23-2013, 03:41 PM)Mr. Bougo Wrote: Oh my. I hope you had recent backups?

Unfortunatley not, but I didn't have that many important files that weren't in my ubuntu one account.

I can probably recover the data on the HDD considering that it worked for about 45 seconds after being in the freezer overnight. If i get a bucket of ice and put it in a watertight bag I should be able to keep temperatures low enough to get back my data :0
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(01-24-2013, 01:39 AM)s1lence Wrote:
(01-23-2013, 03:41 PM)Mr. Bougo Wrote: Oh my. I hope you had recent backups?

Unfortunatley not, but I didn't have that many important files that weren't in my ubuntu one account.

I can probably recover the data on the HDD considering that it worked for about 45 seconds after being in the freezer overnight. If i get a bucket of ice and put it in a watertight bag I should be able to keep temperatures low enough to get back my data :0

Look into specialized software for failing HDDs then, I know that exists (ddrescue for example).
[Image:http://i.imgur.com/4XODR.png]640K ought to be enough for anybody.
     ― Linux Torvalds
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#5
It's a mechanical error, I need the metal to contract for it to read properly.

Or I could just buy a cleanroom and an identical HDD and swich out the platters :3
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#6
(01-24-2013, 02:44 PM)s1lence Wrote: It's a mechanical error, I need the metal to contract for it to read properly.

Or I could just buy a cleanroom and an identical HDD and swich out the platters :3

Sure, and ddrescue can resume where it left off if the drive fails while it's reading. This is why specialized software is interesting in that case; it can be gentle and fault-tolerant to squeeze as much data out of the failing disk as it can.

EDIT: Although I think ddrescue is meant for failing blocks more than anything. I probably sound ignorant with that example, but my point stands Tongue
[Image:http://i.imgur.com/4XODR.png]640K ought to be enough for anybody.
     ― Linux Torvalds
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#7
I will look into it, thank you for the advice.
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