I've had a couple of close calls and now keep data on two computers; each with three hard drives. I also have a LaCie extrnal HD. Still get the shakes when there's a hitch. It's the thought of having to reinstall everything.
I've had a copy of Ghost for a couple of years but not delved into it yet. Gerry Winskill bones wrote:
After a few failures I tend not to trust drives any more. That is why I now buy in pairs and (more recently) have an external to back up to. I thought that a pair of drives would be safer.. About three years back I had both hard drives fail together. Both died without warning and I lost a huge amount of information - including most of my FS design work and tools. I managed to get the Tiger Moth files back but that is the reason why I've not touched scenery design since.. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds Sent: 05 November 2007 14:01 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSXI've had drives last five years and others that only lasted a week but, generally, I don't keep them for more than two years. bonesBlimey! I have never had a HD failure in over 20 years - but then I tend to replace my PCs every 3-4 years. The oldest PC I am currently running (but only for the odd experiment nowadays) is 6 years old. However I am paranoid about backups and always have 2 mirrored PCs plus 2 others with the same but older data, plus CDds and floppies going way back. My customers sometimes phone me "Have you still got that job you did for us in 1999? We are looking for a file called xxxxx.yyy" "Certainly - I'll email it to you later today". I'm getting a minor reputation. <g> Peter