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Commander
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PostPosted: 05-30-2018 06:31 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


My hard drive died and I lost about 10 years worth of radiant maps I'd worked on (most were just test maps)
I did however lose a couple of finished maps I made, one of which I can't find online anywhere anymore. AADM1. Does anyone still have it? I know some of you have archives of maps, lol.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 05-31-2018 03:02 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Argh, that sucks.
Happened to me too one day. I make regular backups of any creative stuff I work on these days, not just maps.




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Mercenary
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PostPosted: 05-31-2018 06:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I just back my entire q3 up on dropbox :p I've accidentally deleted massive amounts of files, and I just restore them. It's great.




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The hell good boy
The hell good boy
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PostPosted: 06-03-2018 05:11 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Dead hard drive CAN be restored. You just need to attach the actual plots to a working read/write head. Be SUPER CAREFUL while handling the plots! Do not leave any fingerprints on them and avoid dropping them on the floor as much as possible. If just one plot gets cracks on it, your data are all trashed...



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I'm the dude!
I'm the dude!
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PostPosted: 06-03-2018 12:16 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What’s wrong with the drive? Does it still physically spin up properly? Deleted, formatted or raw partitioned drives can often have data recovered through recovery software.

If physically crashed (damaged platters, drive head, or motors) then it can be recovered professionally but extremely expensive (~$2000 to attempt). Don’t listen to CZghost, this isn’t something you can do yourself. Drive head to platter tolerances are in the microns, opening a drive will instantly guarantee that it will never be recoverable. Drives need to go into a vacuum chamber before disassembly.

Source: work with data management.



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Commander
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PostPosted: 06-03-2018 07:27 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah it's toast. Completely dead. No power to the drive at all. It's ok though. Alot of the stuff i lost was crappy skins I made years ago. I'm going to do new stuff with the extra Photoshop knowledge i have now.




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Theftbot
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PostPosted: 06-03-2018 08:20 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


might be able to get a identical working drive and swap out boards




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Commander
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PostPosted: 06-04-2018 04:01 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's already in the trash dude, but thanks tho :)




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This is not Æon!
This is not Æon!
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PostPosted: 06-04-2018 10:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just get a new disk sometimes and stick the other one in a wardrobe, or make a batch file that sends a backup to like google drive every time you start the computer, or something.

I don't think I can lose my q3 things any more, too many backups on old disks.



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Grunt
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PostPosted: 06-06-2018 04:30 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:tear:




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Warrior
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PostPosted: 07-25-2018 01:05 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


How old was this drive, and on what computer? I know this is a little late reply.




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