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Leosaeta

Hard Drive Failure

so the HDD on my desktop is failing, I've backed up all of my art and most of my reference but I'm in a bit of a bind in terms of getting a new one :(

When FA comes back online I'll be selling a portfolio of high res files and PSD's of my recent work including anything unfinished or posted and since this is pretty much me asking for help it will be a pay what you want kind of situation and anything extra I earn will go towards replacing other hardware but I'm not expecting to make that much

oh and before someone tries to trouble shoot this I've been talking to people about it for a couple of days and also the drive is about 5 years old
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Added: 5 years, 1 month ago
 
chacumera
5 years, 1 month ago
Ouch, sorry to hear that.  I hope it get's fixed soon.
ZincChloride
5 years, 1 month ago
That's crappy. I hate regular hard drives. I still have a dead drive I'm one day gonna have to get the info recovered from. That's why I'm going solid state with my next computer. Here's a link for an example even though I'm sure you're up to date on this stuff. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16...
Leosaeta
5 years, 1 month ago
yeah I'm definitely buying an SSD, especially for my art programs
soggymaster
5 years, 1 month ago
If the drive has been in continuous service for that long, it is likely on it's last legs and should be replaced... just like you plan on doing anyway.

Depending on what purpose the failing drive serves would determine what I would recommend replacing it with. If you're looking for a goal, $150 will buy you a nice 3 terabyte storage drive; $100 or thereabouts will buy a decent 120-128 gigabyte SSD, and about $200 will buy you a decent quality 240-256 gig solid state drive.
Leosaeta
5 years, 1 month ago
currently I'm looking at a decently sized SSD and a 1-2 terabyte HDD
Tai
Tai
5 years, 1 month ago
This is a good time to get an ssd and slave a hard drive to it.
128gb for most users
256gb if you play video games

Photoshop will load way faster for you.
Leosaeta
5 years, 1 month ago
I do play video games but I can think of only about 2 I'd really want to run off of an SSD
Tai
Tai
5 years, 1 month ago
Well what you'd be doing is putting windows, all your startup programs, photoshop, and your selected video games on the ssd. Plus other slow to load things. Plus after the ps4/xbone is out video games are going to have a much larger file size.
Leosaeta
5 years, 1 month ago
yeah of course, and I was actually hoping that my computer would have lasted until after the new platforms were out :(
Tai
Tai
5 years, 1 month ago
I had a hdd crash recently too. It sucked because I had nothing to back things up with aside from 3gb with dropbox.
DaddyDuckyBE
5 years, 1 month ago
500TB if you do video editing! :P
df01
5 years, 1 month ago
ouch, im sorry for hearing that, i hope you got better lucky with the new one!
BlindWatchman
5 years, 1 month ago
I'll totally throw some money at you for psd's, just seeing the layers will be a good learning experience for me. I'm sorry to hear about your hard drive man, that sucks.
Starhowl
5 years, 1 month ago
which brand
G0rm
5 years, 1 month ago
Ebay is a good place to find cheep parts if money is a problem. Id recommend an ADATA external HDD, they make them really durable, check it out!
greatwroth
5 years, 1 month ago
I'll throw in what I can when you start, yeah, hard drive failures really suck, good luck
Nicburr
5 years, 1 month ago
Darn...I was really looking forward to getting some commissions throwing money at ya when FA opened back up I just got a large some of money! :P but I just might donate instead to help ya out for free because your an awesome artist so note me! :3
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