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Message 973677 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 7:47:27 UTC

Soemhow, "Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!" seems more approppriate than "Meowwwwwww".
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Message 973679 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 7:49:36 UTC

First, get the new controller, then get Spinrite to rescue the data and move it to a new drive.
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Message 973683 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 8:04:53 UTC

I feel your pain! I've had this happen to myself from time to time ::tosses some goodluck catnip to the kitties::
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Message 973685 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 8:10:57 UTC - in response to Message 973684.

Soemhow, "Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!" seems more approppriate than "Meowwwwwww".

Actually, I have been become a little infamous for using a number of off color terms too liberally on the forums....
Trying to refrain. LOL.

I must chuckle @ this it's MY only way to cope w/bad things sir =)
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Message 973692 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 8:47:50 UTC - in response to Message 973689.

"I could hear a faint click from the drive every 3 or 4 seconds..."

It's a paperweight...

Or a new fridge magnet, a shiny window decoration, and 25c of aluminium at the metal recyle depot.

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Message 973729 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 12:39:41 UTC - in response to Message 973689.

Maybe I'll just have to try to put a positive spin on it and pretend I am building a brand new rig!!
Yeah....that's it!!

Right.......LOL.


Well you can upgrade to a 1, 1.5 or 2Tb drive. An excuse for a bigger/faster drive. Raid setup perhaps?

Well you did want a positive spin on it. LOL
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Message 973738 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 13:34:14 UTC - in response to Message 973689.

Gonna go to bed before I toss the thing out the front door.


Don't do that! (toss it)

The way things are going around here lately, you'll probably hit a passing Police car!! lol

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Message 973758 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 14:57:51 UTC

in heaven George Carlin will give you permission for the words you really want to use...lol
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Message 973767 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 15:28:40 UTC

Mark...feel your pain...some intelligent person hit a pole 2 nights ago in the snow...came to work and the work pharm was down, electricity went out about 7:30 PM for 40 minutes...restarted the pharm and my Q9450 HD was making an awful racket and wouldn't boot....let it spin up and warm up (it was about 50F in the back of the shop) and it came back alive...

If it happens again I am going to paperweight it and install x64 on that rig...
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Message 973787 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 16:12:37 UTC - in response to Message 973682.



Now that it's warmed back up to room temperature, I can head a faint click click raspy raspy click click if I put me ear right up to it.



That's a noise I got fed up of hearing myself, so I went raid mirror - and ironically haven't had a drive fail since LOL. It's almost as if it's laughing at me for spending the extra money raiding. If I hadn't done it though, you can bet the drive would have failed by now!

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Message 973789 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 16:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 973787.



Now that it's warmed back up to room temperature, I can head a faint click click raspy raspy click click if I put me ear right up to it.



That's a noise I got fed up of hearing myself, so I went raid mirror - and ironically haven't had a drive fail since LOL. It's almost as if it's laughing at me for spending the extra money raiding. If I hadn't done it though, you can bet the drive would have failed by now!


For my personal machines I have used RAID0 since whenever 60GB drives were "a big drive" & never had one fail while in this configuration.
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Message 973801 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 17:29:57 UTC - in response to Message 973769.

I need to learn about RAID setups.
How many drives do I need to retain all data if one dies?

I know this is a contrarian view, but I see a high correlation between RAID systems and drive failures.

Maybe it's just the idea that having five or six drives makes them more likely to fail.

... and I've had far more instances where I needed an old file back than the copy that would be faithfully reproduced across the RAID (even RAID 1).

What I tend to do instead is replicate important directories (or even complete drives) onto other drives on other systems.

That's particularly interesting for what you do Mark, because all you really need is the BOINC data directory to resurrect a machine on a new HD.
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Message 973834 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 18:46:16 UTC

"Found it with the Magic Jelly Bean keyfinder."

Vince Schlomo does the commercials for that right?

"you're gonna love my jellybeans..."

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