I wanted to make a post about the movie "The cat in the Hat".
I turned on the TV and Netflix, Chose that cursed movie and started to suffer. At a moment I wanted write down few notes. I took my laptop on my knees and started to write.
During that really short move, my external Hard drive disk fell. From a height of around 50cm and hit the carpet on the ground. The impact was so small I did not even tried to figure out if the disk was ok or not because for me it was totally fine.
Until I wanted to pick a picture on it to send to a friend. I plugged it to my computer, and my day became a nightmare.
There is no way to get back what's on my disk. I tried everything I know to get back the files but the problem is my computer does not even recognize the disk.
It recognize it but in the options is shows a 0 byte size...
When I plug it make strange noises and stops after around 1 minute. When the annoying noise stops something changes in my parameters.
I came from just nothing to "unknown".
This is how my external disk looks. It has really no problem on its outside and I already opened it and I see nothing. I don't have the knowledge or the tools to open it deeper to know where the problem is.
What is the biggest problem ? I had important files on it. Some work. I do editing and special effects and there was files I worked on it for tens or even hundreds of hours. And if everything is lost, I'll need to restart everything...
And I don't have any disk for now. So I need to buy another. That's why I may powerdown some HIVE... And I hope I'll don't need to do.
For now I've bought 2 new HDD. Those ones :
They are once again 4TB. And this time I have 2 to copy everything each time I have new files important that I could not lost. They have that orange thing that is basically just rubber, that makes it chockproof. Because I don't want to loose anything when I just move with my computer anymore
This one has USB-C plugs and that will fore sure be better because the one I was using was pretty slow and caused few problems on my computer, making it to be slow too.
That cost me something around $400 and as I don't have enough money right now, I've choose a payment in three times. So that'll be around $130 per month. Every depends id I'll find enough work in the next months and if I can recover my lost files. If I don't have enough work and can't get back my files, I'll have to power down and I'm sure you totally understand I DON'T want to do it at all !
Now I know I'll choose to spend more money to be able to have backups and don't loose anything. I rather have to pay $400 and be able to work instead of 200 and loose my files each time I work.
To be precise, on my disk there was several projects on it. Some are not really problematic because that's not totally lost because I don't have a lot of things to do again, but I also spend like 150 hours on a project and I don't have any other save of it.
Here's the money I lost because of the projects I lost :
- $800 for the special effects I worked more than 150hours on.
- $120 for the video effects a video clip.
- $180 for the editing of a clip (there are backups for this one but I'll need 2 weeks to get it)
- $45 for the editing of a short ad for a small business.
So, I'll try to find a repairer to see if something can be made. I really don't care if I can't get back the disk but I really need the files. I don't care if I need to pay, but I really need the files.
Now I'm going to cry and wait for my new disks to be delivered.
I hope you'll see the review of "The cat in the Hat" in few days.
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