Hi Damion,
Wow-I definitely feel sorry for you. That's crazy-your luck seems to be
nonexistent. Personally, I have never had anything quite that drastic
happen, but I have had system crashes-that's never fun.
Best Regards,
Hayden

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From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of Damien Sadler
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 8:52 AM
To: gamers@audyssey.org
Subject: [Audyssey] X-Sight Interactive News

Hi folks,
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.
*Smile*
Regards,
Damien C. Sadler
Annoyed X-Sight Interactive manager.
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