So, earlier today my main machine is acting up on me and getting me worried. Just simple stuff, running extraordinarily slow doing simple things, I didn\'t even bother to run anything close to a sound app (I mean, 20secs to load a 45k jpg into the viewer is just a little ridiculous...).
So there I am later that night, and after a few reboots, etc, everything thing suddenly starts running great again. It is only later that I realize my data drive is not showing up. After some cable swapping, IDE channel testing, drive swapping (and a few other basic tests) I am certain this drive is pretty much foobar.
So here\'s the question. When it REALLY matters, who do you take a messed up drive to in order to attempt a recovery of some sort? Are there even any options like that? Bottom line: all my eggs were still in that 80GB Maxtor basket. I have a new uninstalled DVD burner that\'s been sitting here for only about 3 days, and the first thing I intended to do with it was backup my main data drive. Well, seems like I just barely missed that boat and hit the water flailing.
All my compositions/waves/midi-data/templates ... you name it. Everything that is MOST important to a sample-based composer was on this one drive. You get the idea. Surprisingly, I\'m not even upset... yet. Guess it hasn\'t sunk in.
I know some of you have faced this before, so if you wouldn\'t mind, please lend me the benefit of your own experience. I\'d like to find a way to recover, duplicate, then maybe triplicate as much of the data as can be saved.
...or set the drive ablaze and hex Maxtor with the kind of curse that\'d make the devil himself tear up with pride. Maybe I\'m angry after all...