A Little Scared EHD making funny noises
Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:52 PM
Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to back anything up yet (stupid me), so I'm about ready to sign up for Mozy so I can get my EHD backed up ASAP. I've been browsing the MB and see all kinds of complaints and warnings against Mozy, so now I don't know what to do. It doesn't sound like anything else will back up the EHD? I have over 40 GB of photos/supplies on my EHD, and only 4 GB free space on my desktop, so I can't copy the files over. And there is no way I'm staying up all night to quickly put everything on DVDs. Should I just go for it and get Mozy and hope everything is okay?
Ahhh why is this happening to me after the weekend had gone so well???
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:56 PM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:59 AM
I would be inclined to do this also. It took almost 3 weeks to backup to Mozy. I have a 500 GB Western Digital that I use as well. Talk about not trusting technology! lol
I shoot with a SONY A300 and scrap with PSE8
Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:35 AM
I do not know if it is a good time to try to do anything with your EHD. I had one and did not have anything backed up either (I now have Carbonite and no EHD). It was almost dead, and if I would have used it any further I would have lost everything. I immediately took it to the computer Dr. and with a lot of time he got almost everything important (my photos and LO's, plus my Documents) uploaded onto my computer. I did loose a bunch of SG items (and maybe a few other things I have not missed) but Angie was the hero there! If the EHD stops completely you may loose it all. Hugs and prayers this does not happen.
Also note that I am soooo NOT a computer geek...that is just my experience.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:57 AM
I have had an EHD fail in the past and had to mail it in (fortunately it was under warranty), and I was so glad I had everything on the other EHD.
If you live near Costco, they usually have decent prices for EHDs. Also I've bought an EHD at Walmart, too.
I have found that copying data from one EHD to another works best if I copy smaller chunks at a time. (it didn't like copying a 90-gb folder all at once!)