Alesis Masterlink pwoer failure

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Renaldo, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Renaldo

    Renaldo Guest

    I would like to know if anyone has come across this type of problem, and how to
    fix it, if it's fixeable...

    We were doing a recording session when mains power was suddenly shut off by
    accident. This was a live gig and a previous track of 12 hours was recorded, as
    well as a new track which had about 20 or so hours accumulated when power

    Upon returning power, the first 12 hours track was still there but another
    three tracks appeared, with no sample rate or word lenght indications. Pressing
    ''Play'' gives no result, track won't play.

    Is there any way to recover the data? This is a major issue for us and
    ressources for a solution is not a factor.
    I was told that a data recovery facility might be of help but Alesis informs me
    that the OS is proprietary and therefore not available...
    Any clues anybody?
  2. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    Montreal, Qc, CANADA
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    Never happened to me. But it's seems that you went over data corruption during the power failure. The data might be there but the Alesis OS has nothing to do in terms of data proprietary. Maybe the Operating system cannot read the headers or the format is unreadible. You can try to get a company that recover datas on HD's but it cost an arm an a leg, even if the data is not recover by them.

    If you wish to know the company's name, I will try to get it for's been a while that I have used there services.

    Best of luck!

  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    That blows. So Alesis said that if you pulled the hard drive out and stuck it in say a mac, it would not be readable?

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