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Storage Samsung F3 just died!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Harlequin, 23 Jan 2012.

  1. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    *moan thread*

    sorry if i annoy any one

    my 18 month old samsung F3 1TB just died - was in our NAS as file sharing / storage drive for the family and poof , this AM whilst streaming it died;

    got it out and after 5 attempts finally spun up and was recognised by PC - i thought ` oh golly gosh darn this isnt good` - and tried to back up - got 300GB off it then poof its gone for the last time.


    granted its probably been hammered in the NAS , but not happy , lost another 400 GB of stuff , inc my eldest sons school projects, its not even recognised in bios so cant even throw spinrite at it :(


    18 months and it died = not impressed :(


    *moan over*
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    :(

    You need a raid NAS and a winning lottery ticket to fill it with hard drives.
     
  3. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    If it was spinning you can try the old freezer trick to try and get more data off it.

    Can't you restore from backup?
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    might try it before i goes off to be RMA - but im thinking the motot has died :(

    as for back up - it was the back up!
     
  5. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Do you know what the operational temperature was over it's lifetime?
     
  6. Penfold101

    Penfold101 New Member

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    If it WAS the backup, surely the original is still ok............
     
  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    its a harsh lesson to learn, but imo a single drive as backup isnt a good enough solution, you really need at least 2 drives in a mirrored raid to have any form of backup.

    I hope you manage to retrieve more data, and have a look at a 2 bay nas box or similar.
     
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    eldest son says the stuff was on his usb stick - and is now emailing the important stuff - again , to the teachers - its just annoying
     
  9. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    now the day gets better - theres a firmware fault in the drive between the F3 and my motherboard FFS

    FFS

    mines on firmware from 2010 - not the new one , so if i had kept it in the NAS it likely could have LIVED


    **** SAKE

    drive is HD103SJ as well :(
     
  10. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    But if it is the back up then surely there is the primary copy on a desktop or other hard drive?
     
  11. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    no , its on his usb stick...... he didnt have a backup till last week of all his work...
     
  12. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Noooo beautiful drives they are (usually). You should have a service and bury it. Or alternatively, RMA it. ;)
     
  13. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    I feel your pain, man. I had a 500GB F3 die on my in 3 weeks of purchase. Replacement going strong, tho (combined with paranoid backups to second drive)...
     
  14. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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  15. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    You need a more robust back up solution. You said this drive was back up, but clearly not, or you would have another hard drive with the same data on it. If you haven't, then it wasn't back up.

    I feel your pain, but I hope this has prompted you to take data back up far more seriously.
     

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