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    Hi,

    I hope you're doing good and probably awaiting Christmas and New Year.

    Could you please share Quick and Witty Comeback By Barron Cruz

    Course Link:
    _https://www.charismamatrix.com/home-1/#courses

    Although there are few resellers on reddit, I couldn't find any free or premium link to download.

    Warm Regards

    PS: Thanks anon for sharing files for previous requests.

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    I'll look into it, but I'm currently dealing with a faulty hard drive and potentially large data loss So it'll have to wait...
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    I'll look into it, but I'm currently dealing with a faulty hard drive and potentially large data loss So it'll have to wait...
    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    Given the symptoms, I thought it could simply be a faulty SATA-to-USB adapter, in which case I'd be able to recover all data by connecting the disk directly to a computer. But I was wrong... cross-posting this from another forum.

    Update: took it to a professional data recovery firm. They gave me a free quote and reported that the "read/write head is damaged [with] possible damage on platter surfaces". Worrying, but they say there's a good chance of success. I had to give a $100 advance on the full price of almost $500, but they say they'll refund everything if they can't recover the data or I'm somehow not satisfied with the service. Around two hours ago, the ticket status changed from "awaiting advance" to "in progress"... we'll see.

    Whatever the outcome, learn from my mistake, all of you. I had spare storage for duplicating backups, I just got lazy. To my credit, the disk failed all of a sudden with no previous warning signs, after four years of ownership and around one and a half years of usage (power-on hours). This makes me wonder, what is a reliable form of keeping backups if an external drive isn't, online storage isn't, you have some 1700 GB of data and can't afford stuff like RAID or multi-bay NAS?
    All I can do is wait for good news now. Anyway, I'll look for the file during the weekend.
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    Given the symptoms, I thought it could simply be a faulty SATA-to-USB adapter, in which case I'd be able to recover all data by connecting the disk directly to a computer. But I was wrong... cross-posting this from another forum.

    Update: took it to a professional data recovery firm. They gave me a free quote and reported that the "read/write head is damaged [with] possible damage on platter surfaces". Worrying, but they say there's a good chance of success. I had to give a $100 advance on the full price of almost $500, but they say they'll refund everything if they can't recover the data or I'm somehow not satisfied with the service. Around two hours ago, the ticket status changed from "awaiting advance" to "in progress"... we'll see.

    Whatever the outcome, learn from my mistake, all of you. I had spare storage for duplicating backups, I just got lazy. To my credit, the disk failed all of a sudden with no previous warning signs, after four years of ownership and around one and a half years of usage (power-on hours). This makes me wonder, what is a reliable form of keeping backups if an external drive isn't, online storage isn't, you have some 1700 GB of data and can't afford stuff like RAID or multi-bay NAS?
    All I can do is wait for good news now. Anyway, I'll look for the file during the weekend.
    I am reading that you tried direct connection to a PC to recover??

    My luck most of the time Anon is to use a PC sata external case to USB and yes to another PC as well, and i have been pretty lucky on recovering stuff that way...

    Now i know you are way more Tec Savvy then i am, and if you were not successful doing the recovery yourself, it was a really bad situation buddy...

    Now i am not asking personal stuff here, but was it stuff that couldn't be replaced?? Forget the pain in the ass to find everything that was on the drive??

    But i try to look at the positives of things , half the shit i have on drives really did i need in the first place, again i don't know if it was stuff that just can't be replaced???

    It that is the situation buddy, i am really really sorry to hear....

    The next question.....

    Were they good quality drives?? EG. did you ever thinking of moving the real important stuff to a solid state drive?? Are they not more reliable today??

    Again i am really sorry buddy for your bad situation, and wish you luck on getting back the info on the drive ..

    PS. Really thinking about everything i just typed, figuring you are willing to spend large cash to recover what was on that drive, it must be some really good porn
    The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    I'll look into it, but I'm currently dealing with a faulty hard drive and potentially large data loss So it'll have to wait...
    Thanks anon. I'm sorry to hear that, I also had experienced this when someone pickpocketed my phone & lost snapshots of 3 years of my colourful memories as I postponed backup. Hoping for the recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    I am reading that you tried direct connection to a PC to recover??

    My luck most of the time Anon is to use a PC sata external case to USB and yes to another PC as well, and i have been pretty lucky on recovering stuff that way...
    Yes, that was the first thing I tried. When I saw it wasn't any better and the click of death continued, it became clear I wouldn't be able to fix this on my own so I stopped. Then I searched for data recovery companies in my area and had a small heart attack when I saw their price charts, but hey, life's hard when you're a VIP (Very Important Poor).

    As for the data, it is/was around 1715 GB in total, only a small fraction of it porn The rest is personal files, pictures, work and school stuff, e-mail and backups going all the way back to 2002. I don't even have a directory or checksum listing so I can't know exactly what I lost, only that it is... a lot. Some of it had a local copy on my computers, but not everything.

    The disk was a Seagate Expansion Portable USB 3.0, 4 TB. I bought it for its large capacity, thinking it would be enough for a very long time, and until just a few days ago, I considered Seagate to be the most reliable brand since I'd never had any problem with their products, whereas the same couldn't be said of Western Digital and Toshiba. Obviously my conclusions were wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prolife View Post
    Thanks anon. I'm sorry to hear that, I also had experienced this when someone pickpocketed my phone & lost snapshots of 3 years of my colourful memories as I postponed backup. Hoping for the recovery.
    Thank you and sorry to hear that too. It seems some lessons just have to be learned the hard way. Even if I manage to recover 100% of my data, which backup solution could I trust in the future with the precedent of this sudden and complete failure? The only thing I can think of is deleting non-essentials and compressing rarely-used data, then duplicating everything in at least two smaller disks (which I do have) so that the odds are in my favor, and being similarly strict with myself regarding new files. We'll see...
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    Yes, that was the first thing I tried. When I saw it wasn't any better and the click of death continued, it became clear I wouldn't be able to fix this on my own so I stopped. Then I searched for data recovery companies in my area and had a small heart attack when I saw their price charts, but hey, life's hard when you're a VIP (Very Important Poor).
    LOL very good LOL!!


    As for the data, it is/was around 1715 GB in total, only a small fraction of it porn The rest is personal files, pictures, work and school stuff, e-mail and backups going all the way back to 2002. I don't even have a directory or checksum listing so I can't know exactly what I lost, only that it is... a lot. Some of it had a local copy on my computers, but not everything.
    Some of that hopefully family and friends may have stored away somewhere too buddy, in case.




    The disk was a Seagate Expansion Portable USB 3.0, 4 TB. I bought it for its large capacity, thinking it would be enough for a very long time, and until just a few days ago, I considered Seagate to be the most reliable brand since I'd never had any problem with their products, whereas the same couldn't be said of Western Digital and Toshiba. Obviously my conclusions were wrong.
    So that goes to my question, are solid state drives better for longevity ?? even if you have to buy a few for storage (if there is a savings in cost to buy smaller storage ones), for really important stuff, or what we really think is important and gets filled up with crap fast (clearing my throat being one of those LOL!!), will they be more reliable, sitting around and not being used on a regular basis??

    Again just thinking of cost as well when you speak of say Synergy/NAS vs a supposed faster more reliable piece of storage equipment??

    Yes there will be a redundancy factor with Synergy/NAS (I hope i said that right, or you know what i mean), and still having the cost of failure rates in drives vs , or putting the expense in Solid State Drives, and have them sit around and really have minimal use/access??..

    That is an interesting thought/question. I am just thinking of your VIP comment LOL!!, and really what is the best of both worlds, cost and reliability right??

    And now thinking how many boxes i went through of printed photos, to get rid of buddy

    Again i wish you luck and hope everything works out buddy...


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    I went through the same scenario three or four years ago. Was willing to pay the money, but they were ultimately not successful recovering the data. The drive is still sitting here in my office; not sure if I am secretly hoping for technology to improve and giving it another shot in another year or so... But then I am thinking, just like you I don't know what's really on that drive, but the fact that I have managed to not lose any sleep over this in the last few years probably means that the loss is not as significant as I originally made it out to be.

    Still sucks, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    Some of that hopefully family and friends may have stored away somewhere too buddy, in case.
    Good luck getting family and friends to go through the trouble of finding/scanning, packaging and sending you old photo albums because "you lost your copy and would like to have them again". Sharing them on Facebook is not a problem, though

    So that goes to my question, are solid state drives better for longevity ?? even if you have to buy a few for storage (if there is a savings in cost to buy smaller storage ones), for really important stuff, or what we really think is important and gets filled up with crap fast (clearing my throat being one of those LOL!!), will they be more reliable, sitting around and not being used on a regular basis??
    Solid drives are more reliable due to their lack of moving parts. There were some cases of "sudden death" caused by power failures, but I believe that's a non-issue now. However, given the amount of data I'm handling here, I don't want to imagine how much an SSD of matching capacity would cost. The same goes for RAID, multi-bay NAS, tape drives and other oft-recommended solutions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caballero View Post
    The drive is still sitting here in my office; not sure if I am secretly hoping for technology to improve and giving it another shot in another year or so...
    Well, that's what they did with the Watergate tapes.

    Anyway, the data recovery company told me this yesterday (apparently their lab works weekends).

    Good afternoon. We have successfully filed the service authorization. We will keep you updated of new events through this same medium [their customer service portal]. Regards.

    Laboratory analysis: technicians have determined the device has a physical failure. The read/write head has been damaged.

    Technician's notes: the recovery process is ongoing. The device is located in the laboratory, we are currently setting up the necessary equipment and spare parts to begin the job.

    Estimated completion date: December 24th, 2020
    If it's just a damaged head, there are very good chances of a complete recovery. If said damaged head also damaged the platters, that's a more dire situation, but since the disk has already been taken to their lab and disassembled, I suppose they'd have told me so in that case.
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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