Monday, July 19, 2010

External hard drive disaster - IO-Data I HATE you!!!

Today we were supposed to bring you part 2 of our Tenno Sai report, but we won't. We were supposed to post a ton of new photos, but we can't. Our backup drives crashed. Both of them. Within days of each other.

We thought we were very careful and prudent storing our data not on one, but two different external drives, just in case one of them crashed. Well, they both did. One yesterday, the other one today.

I am beyond pissed at this moment. I want to nuke the headquarters of IO-Data, the company that manufactured both of those pieces of shit.

We'll take both shits to a computer doctor tomorrow and see if they can recover anything. In the meantime, there will be no fun new posts on either one of our blogs.

And a special, oh-so heartwarming message to IO-Data:
I hate you. I hope you will go out of business. Soon. And judging by the quality (or rather - lack thereof) of your products, you will. You suck, you're stupid and whoever is responsible for your quality control, I hope he falls under a bus.

So there, I feel better now.

PS. Update: one drive will fly to California for recovery, the other will take a bus to Ginza.
Please keep your fingers crossed!


Joanne said...

Oooooooohhhhhhh nnnnoooooooo!!! I can tell you are slightly pissed off:( Good luck, fingers crossed!!

2cats said...

Hi Joanne,
this is a total disaster, that's for sure.
We have some, most recent photos stored in a 3rd backup, but only very limited quantities. I am going through that stuff right now to see what can be done to keep both of our blogs going while the drives are being recovered.
Ah, the drama...

Thomas Hammerlund said...

There might be an easier way. If the computer doctor can't do it for a reasonable price:

go to Yodobashi Camera
buy a hard drive connector (1500 yen)
unscrew your hard drive case
plug in your hard drive to your computer via USB
download this

Good luck!

2cats said...

we tried by ourselves, it didn't work. We will try with a different software again, but in the meantime, I sent one drive for recovery.

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