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Metla
01-06-2010, 01:42 PM
Backing up all my data from my computers to a 320GB external drive a couple days back,Just got started on the third PC, external drive died.

Bugger.

Fire up PC #1 last night, blue error screen and emitting noise that was soon tracked back to the 200GB HD.

Nice.

No back ups, lost over 500GB of storage, and now I have to buy a new internal and an external HD.

Awesome. :D:D:thumbs:

Zippity
01-06-2010, 01:51 PM
All illegally downloaded videos?

Metla
01-06-2010, 01:54 PM
I couldn't afford the sheer cost of downloading video's, nor would I watch crappy compressed rubbish.

Thanks for the awesome question though.

:banana

CYaBro
01-06-2010, 02:03 PM
That is awesome! :D

kenj
01-06-2010, 02:13 PM
"Awesome" spoken through gritted teeth I assume?

Ken :dogeye:

Morgenmuffel
01-06-2010, 02:45 PM
Don't bad things happen in threes?, I'd be getting those new hard drives fairly sharpishly

sarel
01-06-2010, 02:58 PM
I still think Morgenmuffel is the most original name around.:thumbs:

sarel

Gobe1
01-06-2010, 03:16 PM
I think a "Murphs Law" is due here. All IT personnel know Murphy

EDIT: and i know what you mean about rubbish videos online. I wouldnt have spent close to 6 grand on a setup to watch crap pictures either. Blueray is where it is at for me.

Zippity
01-06-2010, 03:24 PM
1. Please check the meaning of the word "awesome"

2. You should have been running regular backups.

No sympathy here

Metla
01-06-2010, 03:42 PM
pfffft, I don't seek sympathy.Save that for sick people and those that lose all their savings to greedy fatcats.Besides regular backups would have solved nothing,multiple backups on different devices would have but I'm not going to run 2 external drives, what are the chances?:D

Anyhow.

I took the drive out of the external caddy, mounted it in my PC, it found it sweet as, i installed XP on her, and for the ultimate awesomeness, all my data is there sweet as can be and the PC is purring nicely.



So its all good, the damage is one dead hard-drive and an external caddy.

Zippity
01-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Glad to know that all is well.

Are you now going to start a regular backup procedure?

Metla
01-06-2010, 04:46 PM
You what?

You have no knowledge as to how often I take backups, and doing it it more often would have had zero effect on my harddrive failing.

pctek
01-06-2010, 05:18 PM
PC #1 last night, noise that was soon tracked back to the 200GB HD.


No back ups, lost over 500GB of storage, and now I have to buy a new internal and an external HD.



Bugger.
**** happens doesn't it, usually in 33's never mind 3's.

nofam
01-06-2010, 05:27 PM
Bugger.
**** happens doesn't it, usually in 33's never mind 3's.

Bugger - I'm 33 this month!

:horrified

plod
01-06-2010, 06:22 PM
I always thought it was O for orsome

Metla
01-06-2010, 06:35 PM
or Oarsome.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=oarsome

Tua even gets the credit for inventing it.

Zippity
01-06-2010, 07:00 PM
You what?

You have no knowledge as to how often I take backups, and doing it it more often would have had zero effect on my harddrive failing.

A pox on all your hard drives then.

Greven
01-06-2010, 07:14 PM
Murphy has a conscience after all - he realised he was too harsh on Metla & gave the backup drive back

Metla
01-06-2010, 07:39 PM
All illegally downloaded videos?



No sympathy here


A pox on all your hard drives then.

You're awesome. :rolleyes:

Thanks for taking the time and making effort to participate in the thread, The entire forum (if not the entire human race) is indebted to your insight, and we are all infinitely better off for having been subject to your wisdom.

HAIL!

Metla
01-06-2010, 07:41 PM
Murphy has a conscience after all - he realised he was too harsh on Metla & gave the backup drive back

Its a ploy,whatever happens next is going to be a doozy.

I'm thinking my monitor may explode in my face.

KarameaDave
01-06-2010, 07:44 PM
Make sure to film it happening, we'll all watch :D

Billy T
01-06-2010, 11:54 PM
Its a ploy,whatever happens next is going to be a doozy.

I'm thinking my monitor may explode in my face.

Quick, ship the monitor to Zippity!

Include a get well soon card.

You gotta do something to help the less advantaged once in a while Metla.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

prefect
02-06-2010, 12:32 AM
A pox on all your hard drives then.

I take it you arent the worlds most sympathetic person?

R2x1
02-06-2010, 01:05 AM
He gets depressed on waking each morning. Justifiably.

SolMiester
02-06-2010, 09:32 AM
Its a ploy,whatever happens next is going to be a doozy.

I'm thinking my monitor may explode in my face.

Fingers crossed then!...LOL

Zippity
02-06-2010, 09:54 AM
You're awesome. :rolleyes:

Thanks for taking the time and making effort to participate in the thread, The entire forum (if not the entire human race) is indebted to your insight, and we are all infinitely better off for having been subject to your wisdom.

HAIL!


You're welcome :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Morgenmuffel
02-06-2010, 10:51 PM
I still think Morgenmuffel is the most original name around.:thumbs:

sarel

Yep thats why i use it, actually found it on Deutsche Welle's "Quirky" German word of the day (http://www.dw-world.de/popups/popup_imagegalleryimage//0,,4297992_gid_2235205_lang_2_page_5,00.html) thingie.

Loads of useful words in there like Peterwagan and Promenadenmischung

although mu current favourite is Lackaffe (http://www.dw-world.de/popups/popup_imagegalleryimage//0,,4418047_gid_2235205_lang_2_page_5,00.html), which reminds me of a former boss

prefect
02-06-2010, 10:59 PM
Being a bit of a pisshead I like this one:
http://www.dw-world.de/popups/popup_imagegalleryimage//0,,3860044_gid_2235205_lang_2_page_5,00.html

sarel
03-06-2010, 08:22 AM
Excellent Morgenmuffel, just excellent. The Germanische word meanings are just so much more descriptive, aren't they. I'm probably a Herrchen too.

sarel

Cicero
04-06-2010, 12:23 AM
All illegally downloaded videos?

Don't you just love Zipps thought patterns!

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 12:46 AM
yeah (sarcastic)

Zippity
04-06-2010, 12:01 PM
Don't you just love Zipps thought patterns!

Gee Mr Stalker, that post was days old :(

Just curious. What sort of data takes up 500 Gig? :confused:

Metla
04-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Gee Mr Stalker, that post was days old :(

Just curious. What sort of data takes up 500 Gig? :confused:

I said 500GB of storage,referring to the total capacity of the harddrives.

For the record my data was about 140GB, about 50GB photos,50GB home video, and the rest all sorts of crap.

You're a dick.

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 12:50 PM
yeah he is a dick, ignore the bastard

Zippity
04-06-2010, 01:58 PM
Wow what a BIG Man.

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 02:03 PM
u got your angry pants on mr angry?

wratterus
04-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Calm your farm.

prefect
04-06-2010, 02:20 PM
I always thought it was O for orsome

I think its from a NZ gameshow where a maori guy chose the letter O for awesome
Zippo find some happy happy joy joy pills and take several.

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 02:46 PM
yeah zippy calm your farm

Zippity
04-06-2010, 03:12 PM
I'm fine :)

'tis fun playing with the children..................

pine-o-cleen
04-06-2010, 03:39 PM
I think its from a NZ gameshow where a maori guy chose the letter O for awesome
Zippo find some happy happy joy joy pills and take several.

It was David Tua. He's Samoan.

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 04:03 PM
who is david tua?

Metla
04-06-2010, 04:37 PM
I'm fine :)

'tis fun playing with the children..................

You're still a dick.

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 04:56 PM
yeah. i agree with metla (are u male or female? then i can address you as mr. metla or mrs. metla)

Metla
04-06-2010, 05:26 PM
Male last time I checked.:stare:

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 05:32 PM
lol. hi Mr. Metla. for some reason i thought you were a female. no offence

Zippity
04-06-2010, 05:37 PM
LOL

Metla
04-06-2010, 05:43 PM
:annoyed:

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 05:44 PM
the name Metla sounds femalish.

zippitly sounds like a puppet on a kids show

Jen
04-06-2010, 05:45 PM
lol. hi Mr. Metla. for some reason i thought you were a female. no offenceAnd here I was thinking you were trying to suck up to Metla. :rolleyes:


Anyhoo, I feel like I am supervising kindergarten children here, so if you can't play nicely then take your toys and go play elsewhere please.

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 05:48 PM
sure thing jen (female i gather. i'd laugh if you were a male lol, no offence)

Jen
04-06-2010, 05:53 PM
sure thing jen (female i gather. i'd laugh if you were a male lol, no offence)Why would that be funny?

Metla
04-06-2010, 05:55 PM
I'd laugh if you were a bloke named Jenny.

Though that just added another layer of creepiness to my late night thoughts.:horrified


What's next?, Is foxy not a real fox?

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 05:58 PM
that would be as weird as rewriting the bible starting with two gay guys adam and steve

ubergeek85
04-06-2010, 09:27 PM
I'd laugh if you were a bloke named Jenny.

I once knew a guy named Tracey...

KarameaDave
04-06-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M89c3hWx3RQ

goodiesguy
04-06-2010, 09:32 PM
lol

Metla
04-06-2010, 09:49 PM
I once knew a guy named Tracey...

I know a guy whose name is Tracy, and his last name is exactly the same as my Aunties,whose first name is also Tracy.

It was very weird addressing him with my Aunties name.




Which is why he goes by something entirely different.

Cicero
05-06-2010, 12:17 AM
I once knew a guy named Tracey...

Spencer?

ubergeek85
05-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Nope.

goodiesguy
05-06-2010, 12:37 AM
lol