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    Had a shelf collapse and in the process my SC101 netgear storage drive suffered a hardware fault. Drives are OK but as the Netgear system uses a proprietary file format (YUCK - should have done better research), I can not access my data.

    If any one in Brisbane or else where has a SC101 that I could us, so as to get my data off, I would be most great full.

    AM

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    try http://www2b.abc.net.au/science/techtalk/

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      Hi AM,

      I have one in use at present with a single drive fitted. Only problem is it gets daily use for my shop. I actually got mine from ferralbay for under $100 (factory refurb) delivered from the US so that might be an option as well if you cant borrow a local one.

      good luck.

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        Originally posted by beanflying link=1230342348/0#2 date=1230378107
        Hi AM,

        I have one in use at present with a single drive fitted. Only problem is it gets daily use for my shop. I actually got mine from ferralbay for under $100 (factory refurb) delivered from the US so that might be an option as well if you cant borrow a local one.

        good luck.
        Thanks ... Just be warned... If it dies then your data is going to be hard to get back...

        Am obtaining a NEW NAS system that supports common file formats so that emergent recovery can be managed... In the mean time I have the OLD SC101 and teh 2 drives in storage...

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          Still doing backups of all the critical stuff to CDs every month (old habit)and storing a copy of my docs on one of the PCs just in case. But point taken about the data format.

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            Hmmm...

            Wouldnt put too much stock in the reliability of Optical Media bean. I came unstuck in a big way a couple of years ago when I really needed that backup to work; unfortunately, the backup files couldnt be read because the media had deteriorated. It still allowed data to be written then verified but when it came to the crunch.... para nada

            Mal.

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              Yep CDs and DVDs are good as portable and that about it.

              Some files ie. pics can loose a few bits and still be OK.

              Data - be it an Application / Database or otherwise is and can be totally useless once 1 bit has been lost...

              It is a chemical process and thus subject to some many inputs that it is very hard to manage. Thus the reason I went to a NAS with Mirrored drives.. However I forgot to confirm that the format was able to be managed outside of that piece of hardware. OPPS poor fool me.

              My new system will be a little better planned...

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