hmm I feel for you.
I had a drive do this a bit ago.
I mannaged to recover most of my stuff.
however yeah I know the pain.
I have 2 drives both by western digital an elements drive for data and a mybook
drive for other backups, I sink these every so often and mostly things are up
On the subject of things I have 100mb of stuff you gave me though if software I
have is still on the site then you probably can get it again.
I have 200mb of audio you got me from your site and if you have lost that I can
give it to you.
I have a large lib which although I did buy a little most I got of friends or
downloaded from now dead sites.
On that note I think you probably could redownload your purchaced sounds and
such unless you can't that is.
At 03:51 a.m. 8/01/2010, you wrote:
>After a hectic Christmas holiday, we have cleaned up the website a little, and
>we are now hopefully on the run again. However, there is a slight hitch.
>On December 26, 2009, at approximately lunchtime, our main machine became
>unusable due to a motherboard failure. According to the manufacturer it has
>also affected the hard drive. Not being insured for any data, the manufacturer
>have replaced the drive and disposed of the original.
>Luckily for us, all our data was backed up on an external drive, so at first,
>this was not a big issue. However, it would be our luck that yesterday,
>January 7, 2010, again at approximately lunchtime, our 16 month old 500GB
>Western Digital hard drive in USB caddy became mechanically faulty as well. To
>add insult to injury, the spare machine we are using had to be reformatted,
>because Windows kindly decided to save the broken drive's MFT to the internal.
>In short, plain English, we have lost all our data, which includes over 50GB
>of sound effects costing over £2500, approximately 5GB of incomplete and
>released materials, and an absolute handful of software in all categories of
>distribution and function.
>I am currently in contact with a data recovery specialist to see what he can
>do, however I am thinking that chances are slim in retrieving the data, either
>because of physical damage to the disks, or because of our financial situation.
>I have kept the website up for convenience purposes, but support for available
>software will be extremely limited until I can get it rewritten.
>As a side note, if anybody can give me any tips on backing up data securely
>and reliably short of buying two dozen hard drives I would be most thankful.
>Damien C. Sadler
>Annoyed X-Sight Interactive manager.
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