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Re: C: Drive crash
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 04:19:42 PM »
I'm putting away the basket weaving kit, and back into music !  8)

Thanks for all the comments.  :)
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Re: C: Drive crash
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2018, 04:28:56 PM »
Pete.

SSD can be recovered, depending on the problem.
Same with memory sticks.
What you have probably heard is that a SSD has a set number of read/write cycles before it dies.
That is in fact true. But it is one hell of a lot of read/writes. 20 years or much more in normal use.
Which is why you do not de-fragment Solid State Drives ... you gain little in efficiency, but lose a lot of cycles.

But a SSD still has controller chips and other electronics that can act up, or go bad. And important index information that can get messed up, as with a hard disk. The hard disk rescue places will also work on solid state drives.
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Re: C: Drive crash
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2018, 05:36:52 AM »
APK,

Cheers, not quite as simple as I thought. I have to say, it's the mechanical element to the HD that concerns me more than anything.

Pete.

SSD can be recovered, depending on the problem.
Same with memory sticks.
What you have probably heard is that a SSD has a set number of read/write cycles before it dies.
That is in fact true. But it is one hell of a lot of read/writes. 20 years or much more in normal use.
Which is why you do not de-fragment Solid State Drives ... you gain little in efficiency, but lose a lot of cycles.

But a SSD still has controller chips and other electronics that can act up, or go bad. And important index information that can get messed up, as with a hard disk. The hard disk rescue places will also work on solid state drives.

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Re: C: Drive crash
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2018, 05:56:26 AM »
My main storage drive failed yesterday.  It had been misbehaving for a bit by not being seen by my computer.  Would require me to manually switch it off and on again for the drive to show up on my desktop.  Back it goes to the manufacture for repairs and recovery if need be.

The drive was backed up though I may have lost yesterdays recordings as I did not save those before the drive failed.

What Ive been doing for a few years now is creating versions of a track as it progresses....so version 1, version 2, 3 etc, and I will create a version when I feel a fair amount of development with the music has occurred. On average about 6 to 8 versions of the track, 8 being the completed piece of music.  The main reason for this is because Logic X is known to create corrupted files that will not load up so the music arrangement is gone.  If the latest version of the track is corrupted then I can go back to the previous version and start from there again.  If there was just one arrangement of the track the only way to restore the track would be rebuild it from scratch with the original audio files...a bit of a pain because Ive done it.

As far as the failed drive is concerned....the last backed up version of the current piece of music Im working on is version 4,  yesterdays was at version 6, so if the drive was never to be restored again I can continue from V4.  Even if your Daw is solid this method of working can be a really blessing.  Its also interesting to go back through the different versions of a track a see / hear its evolution. 
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Re: C: Drive crash
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2018, 04:09:30 AM »
Thought I would post the email from Glyph Tech support that has a list of suggestions for a health drive.

I found your internal disk to be mildly corrupted and at 99% health.
The corruption was keeping it from mounting. Here are a few things you can do to prevent data corruption.

-Take the drive out of spotlight so it's not being indexed constantly.
- Run First Aid after sessions.
-Run Disk Warrior more frequently, like once a week.
-don't let the computer fall asleep with the drive attached
-Properly eject the drive every time, waiting 10 seconds after the ejection to let the computer close the disk out.
-Keep more backups! This is super important, as I'm sure you know.
Your data is intact an I am replacing the disk.
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