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hard disk with PhD data

by Ajkaturi / February 8, 2006 1:45 AM PST

Dear Friends,

i have a 250Gb hard disk as a back up for my phd research. last week it stopped responding. When I connect it, it make some noice for couple of seconds and then stops. I can hear the humming noice taht the HDD is running, but its not recognised by the system.
The drive is in warranty period, but if i claim that, my data will be lost. Its a compilation of 8 years.
Can anyone suggest me what to do??


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Try a support forum...
by John.Wilkinson / February 8, 2006 3:29 AM PST

This forum is designed for feedback to the weekly poll, not technical support. For assistance I'd suggest reposting your question in the Computer Help forum by clicking here. When you do be sure to include information such as your operating system and if the drive is SATA or not. You may also want to click here for a thread concerning another member with a similar problem...there are a few suggestions that may get you started.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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That's the backup. That means you have the original on...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 4:28 AM PST
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by Ajkaturi / February 8, 2006 5:06 PM PST

for the suggestion John. I am doign that.

Bob, This is the back up of all my work so far. I have 10% of the files in my current system. rest everything is only in there. Sad
i am checking the thread you'd given. Thanks!


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Just defining it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 10:00 PM PST
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Backup = the copy of your original work. Also maintained in multiple sets so if one set fails, you try the next set.

Storage = where you store your stuff.

You seem to have confused the two and didn't have a backup. Hard disks will for the forseeable future fail from time to time so we must maintain multiple copies (backup) on sets of media to keep from losing our files.

Thes dual layer DVD recorders can be had for under 50 bucks. A blank DVD+R is under 50 cents. That's 4.7GB of your stuff. What many discover is proper backup is cheap cheap but data recovery is about the cost of a nice vacation.


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