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#574141 - 01/04/20 05:40 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] SSD Drive crashed!
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Don Gaynor Offline
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After nearly 40 years on computer, I finally lost a hard drive. It was a scary experience and made my music files ( and everything else, including family pictures ) irretrievable.

I'll be away for awhile trying to reinstall programs and apps.
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#574193 - 01/05/20 05:13 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: SSD Drive crashed! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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I’m sorry, Don. I’ve had several hard drives die but never an SSD (yet). What was that like - any warnings? Messages? Can you try the drive in another computer?

Good luck.
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#574204 - 01/05/20 06:29 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: SSD Drive crashed! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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I lost a 250GB one last year. I learned a hard lesson when computers first came out back in the early 80's. Backup and backup often. When I went to SSD's a couple of years ago and took out my mechanical HD's, I did not get rid of them. I used them as a backup device and stored them in my closet just in case that day might arrive and I need to restore files.

Do yourself a favor and purchase wither a USB tumb drive or a portable hard drive, back up what is important and put it away. If fact, I would get 2 or 3 of the thumb drives since they are so darn cheap and keep one off prem if possible.

Hope you have a backup somewhere.
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#574217 - 01/05/20 07:19 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: SSD Drive crashed! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Early on I read there are two kinds of computer users:

1) Those who have had a hard disk crash

2) Those who haven't had a hard disk crash - YET

Don, there are retrieval services that might be able to salvage some or all of the data on your drive.

Good luck,
Bob
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#574226 - 01/05/20 08:13 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: SSD Drive crashed! [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
I’m sorry, Don. I’ve had several hard drives die but never an SSD (yet). What was that like - any warnings? Messages? Can you try the drive in another computer?

Good luck.


Matt

My first indication was freezing about 10 seconds after getting to a login screen. Not long enough to enter my credentials. Also, most of the onscreen icons had disappeared. Finally, it went to a blue screen, then dead.

I am in the process of reinstalling whatever I can.

I had the old drive destroyed rather than try to recover stuff. I have the critical software backed up but it will take me, at my pace, some time to reinstall e.
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#574229 - 01/05/20 08:25 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: SSD Drive crashed! [Re: Notes Norton]
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Originally Posted By: Notes Norton
Early on I read there are two kinds of computer users:

1) Those who have had a hard disk crash

2) Those who haven't had a hard disk crash - YET

Don, there are retrieval services that might be able to salvage some or all of the data on your drive.

Good luck,
Bob


Bob,

The only thing that I will miss are family pictures. Nothing else is important.

I have a 2TB Drive and several 150GB drives ( thanks BIAB updates ) that I had saved my music on so I am not in terrible shape but it will take time.
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#574352 - 01/06/20 05:57 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: SSD Drive crashed! [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Pictures are irreplaceable. I hope you can salvage them.

Bob
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