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stackodev
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My mom got cancer and passed away two years later. I had made several videos to document her life. All of that, plus photos and video of our family, lived on a backup drive that got dropped on the floor a few months after she passed away. Head crash that wasn’t discovered until it was turned on again and forever destroyed the platter. It was the largest set of photos and video I had of her. All forever gone.

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  • 12
    *virtual hug*
  • 7
    Man, this is a really sad story

    May her Soul Rest In Peace
  • 5
    I am so incredibly sorry to hear that.
  • 11
    If it was the only drive containing the data, it wasn't a backup by definition.

    Try a professional data recovery service. The platter might still be readable somehow.
  • 3
    This sucks, sorry to read this man.
  • 2
    This was absolutely painful to read, I am so sorry man
  • 2
    @Oktokolo Well, it was a backup until the primary drive on the PC it was also on also failed. Now I just put everything in the cloud and download a local copy. I figure Google has WAY more redundancy and disaster recovery than I do.
  • 3
    @stackodev And Google has the killer feature when it comes to backups: A redundancy > 1.
  • 2
    Your data seems to be really precious I'm really sad about that
  • 3
    I’m really sad to read this, man. Losing people is hard enough as it is. *hugs*
  • 3
    @stackodev so you only noticed after the PC failed?

    Sad story, hope you have good memories though.
  • 3
    You might be able to pay for professional data recovery depending on how quickly you act
  • 1
    @hjk101 More like I forgot and/or hoped for the best while raising 5 children and being a caregiver for my mom. It happens.
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    @catgirldev Yup. When I sent it to the manufacturer they said even professional data recovery couldn’t help me. At best I’d get fragments. It was that bad.
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    @stackodev I would shop around depending on your budget you will find someone who can recover the data from one of the two drives. But the longer you wait the harder it’s going to be to recover the data. I am not going to lecture you on back ups because you’ve learned your lesson but I will stay recovering this data is going to be expensive. I would also start looking if there are other places the data could be such as social media, google or apple cloud back ups, etc.
  • 1
    So incredibly sorry to hear that, may her soul rest in peace. You will always carry the love and memories that you shared with her in your heart.
  • 1
    Why actual good mothers pass away while my manipulative tyrant piece of shit of a mother I disowned is still alive?
  • 2
    I'm so sorry to hear that, hope you still have other memories to cherish
  • 2
    Once I had a friend who was close to me. My friend always said that always create memories in your mind and replay that whenever needed... Just close your eyes and you are in that moment. No need of fancy electronics and fancy storage and fancy camera. I am sure your mind the permanent hard drive of all the memories... You are good to go man till you have Alzheimer's.
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