Posted by Ferdie Flores, MSCE, Wedding Photographer Philippines
At long last… my laptop is running is again! Whew!
Last Saturday in Macau, I stayed the whole afternoon at home, wasting my time and finding ways to get my machine running! It was a good thing that I persevered and was able to do back-ups of our Macau shoots. I was a bit worried actually… and upon arriving home early morning of Sunday, my hard drive crashed!
item: Stock hard drive Fujitsu 80GB bundled in HP’s Compaq Presario V3000
After Sunday’s wedding (Telon and Rosemarie’s) I spend hours reviving the drive, forcibly restoring the files… even had a chat with HP’s technical support. It was a dead drive…. 🙁 they said!
But today, my prayers were answered! Luckily, I was able to get “All” files that I wanted from the drive. “all of it, I think! Here’s how I did it (RETRIEVING FILES FROM A CRASHED HARD DISK):
- At first, I tried CDR-King’s removable SATA casing drive but to no avail no machine could not detect the crashed drive.
- Then I tried a more expensive brand (Transcend) removable casing but got the same thing.
- Then I tried a better removable SATA Casing (Asus’ Vento). Though it’s triple the price of the first, its definitely worth it! Asus’s mobile casing was able to detect the dead drive.
- Using “Easy Recovery” program i was able to scan the drive and retrieve 34GB of files! Whew…
Surprisingly, I was trying to access the drive again for a second look but the drive is now totally dead! Oh well, it served me well…
Lessons learned: always do back-ups especially the important files (such as e-mails/family photos). I nearly lost my most treasured photos of the little Boy’s monthly photos! Sigh! what a relief! 🙂
To my new client friends Jeremy and Vanessa, no worries, I was able to do the back-up before the drive crashed! I’ll be posting your Venetian, Macau Prenup soon!
So if any of you had a similar problem, give me heads up and and I’ll be most happy to help out!
Posting more weddings soon! 🙂
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