In an [="http://recording.org/ftopicp-372416.html#372416"]earlier post[/]="http://recording.or…"]earlier post[/] I described some problems I had been having. I initially attributed them to Pro Tools 8. My current guess is that PT8 was not my main problem. It looks like I was having a pretty common problem of a "Bricked" Seagate 7200.11 drive. Anyone with Seagate drives is well advised to check for [[url=http://="http://seagate.cust…"]firmware updates.[/]="http://seagate.cust…"]firmware updates.[/]
The good news is that my data probably is still intact. We will see how easy/expensive it is to get to. (That may be the bad news.) There are DIY solutions out there that I'm not all that comfortable dealing with, though they don't look all that hard. I'll see what Seagate says in response to my email before going further.
Good news. Seagate came through. I started a case with their data recovery company i365 on Wednesday. Printed out the UPS label that they generated and sent it overnight. They flashed the firmware. Everything is fine. Made a backup copy in case UPS loses it, and are sending back today. No charge to me. I could have paid $40 to have it sent back overnight, but since it is Friday I'll put up with standard delivery.
I'm glad this worked out well for you and is not one of the typical horror stories about HD crashes.
I started having problems with Seagate 7200.10
They were disappearing from my desktop on a SATA controller.
I now only use them in FW enclosures, which they seem to be fine in. I have switched to Western Digital Caviar HD. No problems....GOODBYE SEAGATE
I've heard bad stories about Western Digital too. I'm using a WD usb drive as secondary backup. Just going to get myself in the habit of backing up all the time on multiple types of media by multiple manufacturers.
Those WD MyBook drives go to sleep and you can't disable this.
DAWs don't like that.
I only use mine as a backup/archive drive.
Complete recovery. Backed up multiple times. Sessions up like it never happened.
Many burnt offerings are due to the deity of my choice.