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Old 04-08-2008, 09:30 PM
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Another bad thing about playing cd's.

My external hard drive just crashed. Good bye 500 plus dollars of music.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:37 PM
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you might try to use a salvage utility on that drive to attempt recovery of data...



good luck!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:27 PM
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did you have all of that music burned to cd? if so you can put it back onto another machine (long task but would re archive them)

i burn everything onto cd and i burn a disc of mp3 just in case

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Old 04-09-2008, 12:26 AM
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did you have all of that music burned to cd? if so you can put it back onto another machine (long task but would re archive them)

i burn everything onto cd and i burn a disc of mp3 just in case

peas

I have them all burned to cd. Dam, it's going to be a long process.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:58 AM
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good luck man

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:31 AM
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damn!!

You dont have a backup? i have 3 ones,

its a litle bored update them all but you will have safe
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Nope, I had everything on that hard drive. I'll have to rip all my cd's again. This time I'll burn them to DVD and lock them up.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:20 AM
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The drive is probably OK. Usually it is the controllers on external HD enclosures that die. If you open it up and pull out the drive, you can install it internally in your computer tower (not so if you have a laptop). Conversely, you can buy a new enclosure for around $30. Also you might try restorer2000, as it is a very good Windows program for rescuing lost data.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:27 PM
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Sorry to hear that John.
This story is surely going to be all too common in the future. How many of us double back up ? As we move into multiple terabytes of storage imagine having to rip all that again!
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:23 PM
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Sorry to hear that John.
This story is surely going to be all too common in the future. How many of us double back up ? As we move into multiple terabytes of storage imagine having to rip all that again!

I actually burned what little I had to DVD. It took very minimal effort. An expensive lesson learned.
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What are good practices for using ex hds?

Should you unplug it from the pc and disconnect power when not in use?
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:22 PM
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What are good practices for using ex hds?

Should you unplug it from the pc and disconnect power when not in use?

Mine crashed because I didn't safely eject it from a p.c. I'm a mac guy, so on that you should always drop into the trash before removing.

The starting and stopping of the spinning drive is what mainly causes the drives to crash, this also goes for your computer.
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:26 PM
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if you bought them from beatport, you can download them again..
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:38 PM
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if you bought them from beatport, you can download them again..

How would I do that?
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:53 AM
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Mine crashed because I didn't safely eject it from a p.c. I'm a mac guy, so on that you should always drop into the trash before removing.

The starting and stopping of the spinning drive is what mainly causes the drives to crash, this also goes for your computer.


So would it be best to leave the power to it at all times?
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So would it be best to leave the power to it at all times?

I would say no. Unlike computers, I don't think they make them with power saving settings, cooling fans, etc. I would think if they were on all the time they would fail.

I would say, just follow the proper procedures for plugging and unplugging from your computer and hope for the best.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:16 PM
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my external drive will cycle itself off if no data has been accessed for whatever period of time. I do have a slight concern that such a feature could be an issue in a live situation, but have not tested it.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:05 AM
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If you have a PC, try this. It will keep your hard drive from going to sleep.

(found via Serato Scratch Live forum)

http://www.ourdjtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3665
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:33 PM
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How would I do that?

sorry missed this, go to- my account/ download library/downloaded
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:36 AM
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sorry missed this, go to- my account/ download library/downloaded

Doesn't work. I know with Beatport version 2.0 you could download as much as needed.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:12 PM
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yeah your right, it wont let me download them..
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