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My name is nathan, and I'm a computerholic.

Yep. The past few days have been really hard. My new iMac G5 crashed, taking the HD and at least a years worth of stuff with it. Please don't tell me to back stuff up... I do, and now know I should do it more specifically, and frequently.
Luckily, I've got a bunch of older Macs. A few hundred dollars later, I've got 2 up and running - so at least I'm able to work... barely.
This has been a real nightmare overall, though. I lost half a photoshoot DURING the shoot - the computer just erased the CF card and its all gone. Reshooting on Sunday, but its totally annoying.

So... Apple will replace my HD. But its going to cost a fortune (thousands) to try to recover info from my HD. It might not be worth it. 1500 to recover the old, or 500 for half a terabyte of back up? I haven't decided.


Sep. 30th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Have you tried doing the recovery yourself? I know nothing about Macs, but I've used recovery software in Windows on a HD that died, and got a LOT of stuff off of it. Basically just hook it up as a second drive on a working computer then run some software (I think I used something called EasyRecovery or something...it's been a while) and it will pull off every file or fragment of a file. I managed to get about 80% of my in-laws' pictures off unscathed.