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    I now know (1) what a head crash looks like and (2) my backup regime worked.

    I recently lost a hard drive and was able to recover all but the last ten minutes of activity. It was my data drive which was on a continuous backup regime (with a weekly off-site copy). We are too far along a copper wire to use any cloud solution.

    Nevertheless, it was still a frustrating job to get back on air - with a few $%^%^$$# for measure.

    Pulled the hard drive apart and had a closer look at what happened ... and, as a consolation prize, scored 2 rare-earth magnets.

    pyRRhic

    [over a 10cent piece]

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    That's a real "heads up"
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    Any form.of RAID storage will protect against a drive failure without the need to restore data (except RAID 0 which has zero redundancy) I have RAID 1 on my home computer (mirroring) as an insurance policy.
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    and what does one do with rare-earth magnets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by landyvlad View Post
    and what does one do with rare-earth magnets?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare-earth_magnet

    They make nice toys, very strong, sometimes handy for DIY projects
    Last edited by Kym; 05-08-2015 at 12:52pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landyvlad View Post
    and what does one do with rare-earth magnets?
    Also, drag a screw driver across a magnet 10 or so times and the driver becomes magnetized - very handy to hold screws to the head - particularly for small screws and/or tight places.
    Last edited by pyRRhic; 05-08-2015 at 2:19pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landyvlad View Post
    and what does one do with rare-earth magnets?
    Quote Originally Posted by pyRRhic View Post
    Also, drag a screw driver across a magnet 10 or so times and the driver becomes magnetized - very handy to hold screws to the head - particularly for small screws and/or tight places.
    Also, catch your finger unawares between two of them and they're really good for a blood blister and a LOUD SQUEAL of UCH!
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    Last edited by ameerat42; 05-08-2015 at 2:25pm.

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