> Hard drive crashed.
> 1 TB of anime, settings, and pictures from 2008 gone.
How do you cope with losing data?
What possible fetishes are there left to explore? I've gone, seen, and fapped to things that no man, woman, or beast have deigned to before, and you think that I could acquire new ones at such a point! Pah!
It died randomly while I was on vacation. It was fine beforehand, and one of the hard drives killed itself. I'm trying to see if I can recover it long enough to get the pictures off, but I'm not holding my breath.
The sad thing is that this the second time it happened. The first time I lost my early teenhood memories, and now the second I lost my late teenhood and early adulthood.
I even lost my precious, precious programming projects.
I try to put my 4mm, any kind of rope-like material strong enough to hang a man, sleeping pills, and helium in a vault that I can't access for more than a month every five years or so. Thank god there aren't any high rises here in the sticks.
My oldest hard drive is reaching a couple years old, so soon I plan on buying a new Toshiba one and moving it all there. The Toshibas have a nice feature that puts it to sleep when its not being used, so the shit stops spinning.
I'm paranoid so I've got a few external hard drives and put everything on them, including double ups of the most important things.
But just take it as an opportunity to start fresh, have it all organized perfectly, etc. Unless it was all perfect to begin with, I guess.
You obviously haven't explored enough. Sucks about your projects though.
Forever I will remember the Great Exodus of 2012 when my 1TB hard drive of anime was taking extra long to connect to and was making an ominous whirring. I Grabbed my 25% full new 1TB hard drive of school projects, moved that shit elsewhere, and began the loooong arduous task of transferring it all over. When it was done, the old hard drive almost immediately died.
Even when a hard-drive "dies," it is not technically unreadable. I'd recommend getting an USB-based external HDD reader. They're really convenient and allowed me to get shit off two of my bricked Seagate drives a few years ago.
They're pretty cheap nowadays too.
I have a 8tb spanning drive that is going to cause a shitstorm when something goes.
> Organizing your images.
I can tell you that I gave up on that after two days last time.
Depends. The problem on my end is mechanical (it would be as simple as reformatting if it was just a bit of corruption in the MBR) - I tried booting Arch (I had a dual-boot setup) and it fired off a trillion I/O errors. Some of the stuff is irretrievable, for sure.
>tfw you will forever your 2gb HDD full of 640x480 anime wallpapers
ah i see, i think it kinda defeats the purpouse of downloading if i delete it afterwards, i have 3TB and a 1TB filled with anime and manga. Im running a small SSD for my OS and games
I don't keep anything of worth on my internal drive. I have one 500 GB external for general stuff and multiple back ups for anime. Every couple of years I buy a new external with more capacity, then I transfer over all anime from the previous drive. This ensures plenty of back ups (albeit a year or two out of date) and a fresh HD for my full collection.
Basic data safety, people. RAID 5 in your desktop and backed up onto another RAID 5 in your NAS.
>buy two of all my storage items
>create double backups
>If one crashes just buy a new one and copy everything from the one that didn't crash
>never had to deal with lost data
What are you, poor?
>hard drive crashed
my worst fear
what pains me is that most of the anime I downloaded probably don't have seeders anymore.
also, I'm banned from bakabt because I was oblivious to their seed ratio bull
More than anything, this idea frightens me.
For a lot of us, we're not exactly Paying Customers when it comes to our anime/manga collections. At least when I have them stored locally, I can encrypt and restrict access to them. Once they go in the cloud - with my name attached to them, no less - I'm basically painting a target on my head. I'd rather shell out a few hundred dollars buying a backup drive than paying 10s of thousands if they decide to seize any cloud storage I have.
Also, why not actually buy some BDs from time to time, if you think the series is worth it? I find plentyin second-hand stores and online trades. Other than dubbed shit, it's a less expensive way to preserve at least part of your collection.
I do Hard Drive checks every once in a while in absolute fear of a hard drive crash.
All my vital stuff is on SSD's though.
>I can encrypt and restrict access to them
And what stop you from doing it in cloud?
Why would you do that, just log out and download torrent, done your ratio is unaffected.