Going on record....

DIGITAL SUCKS!!

Let me explain myself a bit... three days ago, my computer crashed due to an internal power supply failure. I replaced the power supply only to find out that my hard drive was bricked because of the failure. I purchased a new desktop PC, installed the needed recovery software, and spend the past 48 hours waiting for it to recover all my files from the crashed hard drive. Today I picked up another external drive and connected it to store the recovered files... it will take 6 days to store them all.

I do have almost all of my stuff backed up on another drive, so nothing except my LP’s that I digitized would have been lost, and perhaps a few photos, but even using the backup would have left me without music for a week. Thankfully, it was all backed up, but having no access to music while all this crap gets sorted really sucks.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

Comments

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,944
    That sucks john. Been there! BUT you can get 2tb of google drive for about $8 a month. You’ll basically never lose your music. But if your house burns down or you get robbed you’ll never get your physical media back. Everything has its trade offs...
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,658
    Always keep a serious back up!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,076
    6 days? Damn...

    I keep 2 backups in one of the gun safes, plus the drive I leave hooked up to the music system, PLUS the internal drive on the computer. And my son has a drive hooked up to his system.

    Are you using USB 3.0? I can create a full backup from scratch in about 30 hours. That’s 3tb of FLAC, and 2tb of mp3. You must have A LOT of music....
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,317
    That's an affirmative; I'll bet digital does suck.......... especially when compared to a CA Goldfinger cart where it doesn't even stand a chance :D
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    That's an affirmative; I'll bet digital does suck.......... especially when compared to a CA Goldfinger cart where it doesn't even stand a chance :D
    The vinyl rips I have done... I cannot hear a difference between the LP and the digital copy.

    Once I get things back in service, I will be a happy camper again, but it is going to be a while. Once I have things on the new backup drive, I will need to reinstall them on the NAS I am building, and back things up to a second external drive.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • CottageChzCottageChz Posts: 71
    I don’t know the size of your music library, so I don’t know how feasible or costly this option might be, but have you considered a RAID setup? Forgive me if you’re already very familiar with it, or perhaps your setup that crashed was already a RAID setup... but anyway you can have it mirror the data from one or multiple drives onto other drives so that it’s harder to lose everything. You probably already know about it, but thought I’d mention.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,295
    edited August 19
    Perfect.
    Sound.
    Forever.

    :)

    The "digital revolution", broadly, created a whole class of activities that I refer to as metawork. It's like work (i.e., it takes time and effort -- folks may even pay for one to do it) but it's completely useless and pointless when viewed from a holistic perspective of human endeavor :) I used to think about this when I was creating dashboards for projects, or even just going through e-mails, back in those barbaric times when I used to work for a living (and have money and stuff) ;)

    IMO, of course.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some telegraphin' to do.
    Where'd I put that dynamo?

    :|

    Rock on with yo bad thing, @nooshinjohn :)

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  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 176
    No one wants to go through that! Good reason to research and purchase a separate RAID/storage device with redundant drives to house all your music. Computer can crash, heck a drive on the storage device can go down, and with proper mirroring, you can keep on keepin' on. Just replace the failed drive and have the unit rebuild the newly inserted drive with minimal (or in some cases - none) downtime.
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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,822
    Power supplies can be dangerous. I bought a new computer and sat the old one in the basement to get the data off the drive later. When I turned on the old computer, the power supply fan spun wildly, smoke poured out and then it was dead. Everything was DEAD, as in anything that was plugged into the mother board (hard drive, video, sound card or USB ports (WIFI dongle, mouse, keyboard) were fried.
    Stan

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    Other stuff:
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,174
    edited August 27
    That suxs. My, at least, decade old Dell Windows XP desktop still works, but is slower that s h i t, and noisy. I just bought a Dell laptop that is really freaking quiet, and runs Windows 10. Now I need to get the relevant info off the XP and onto the 10.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    Do it sooner rather than later Bud.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
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