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| p.2 #1 · 1TB Lacie External Hard Drive has failed, so many wedding photos on it :(( |
I also posted this in general gear talk, but 99% of the photos on the drive are this past years weddings that I shot. I cannot afford to lose the photos for ever as I was basing this coming years marketing off of many of the photos on the drive. Plus there are a bunch of other sentimental photos on the drive as well.
The Message I write on general gear talk:
One moment my 1TB Lacie External Hard Drive is running fine. I eject it from the laptop, travel some, return a few days later and plug it back in and it does not register. Try again, reboot a bunch, restart, finally run Disc Utility (I'm on a Mac) and it comes back with the message of 'your disc drive cannot be repaired, make an attempt to salvage anything you can, then reformat the disc'
Oh, shit. There are important photos on there. Really, really important photos. People's once in a lifetime wedding photos. Extremely important personal photos. This is the first time this has ever happened, so I'm not sure where to turn. I bought the drive from a reputable Mac dealer, that has service department. Should I start there?
Thanks for any help...and massively hoping all is not lost.
Go and by a copy of disc warrior. It may work for you. Did for me. Incidentally, what file system was the external drive?
Another option is to just shelf the drive until a tool becomes available. I did this with a shafted 1TB RAID 0 array that had personal stuff on it that I thought was backed up but wasn't. Some time later I found out about Zero Assumption recovery which rebuilt the data for me - got every single thing back. Unfortunately ZAR doesn't work for HPFS yet.