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post #4726 of 10422
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

 

They're all pretty much equivalent. Its more luck of the draw than the brand as far as whether you get one that lasts 3 years or lasts 6 years. I would keep an eye on Newegg's refurbished and open box sections, sometimes you can find great deals there. It doesn't need to be particularly fast or the very newest model, you just need your data in more than one place.

 

Appreciate the help. There's a good deal on a 500GB drive from Buffalo for $50 in a store near me.

 

Yeah, fully agree after what happened. There should definitely be more than one place for my data. This is not the first time something like this happens. About a year ago my laptop's internal HDD crashed, i got the blue screen of death (not sure if thats what they call it exactly), but i could only boot in safe mode. Luckily i had all my stuff on my external drive and it literally saved my ass xD 

post #4727 of 10422
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

 

 

 

I am planning on getting one soon. Are there any reliable brands you guys recommend that will last for a couple of years? The one i currently have is from WD. 

 

I do like WD products too, I use a My Book Live which you can connect to your wireless router (if you have one) and automatically backs up file changes while your computer is connected to your wifi network.

post #4728 of 10422
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Originally Posted by luiscasgt View Post

 

I do like WD products too, I use a My Book Live which you can connect to your wireless router (if you have one) and automatically backs up file changes while your computer is connected to your wifi network.

 

^ Yeah that's a good idea. I basically do the same thing, my NAS backs the computer up to itself over the network each night. I never have to think about it but I'm prepared for when a drive dies. Just replace the dead drive and go back to what you were doing. ;)

post #4729 of 10422

I run weekly backups manually.  The key is to eaither make it a habit, or find a way to have it done automatically.  But even if it's done automatically, trust but verify.  Just occasionally check to ensure the backup schedule is being maintained.

 

My Clevo X7200 notebook (if you can call it a notebook)  has 4 hard drives.  2 solid state drives, a 160GB SSD for the OS and apps.  A 256GB SSD for games.  A 1TB Drive for pics, music, videos, other data, ect.  And another 1TB Drive with image backups of the other 3 drives.  But even though I have an "on the go backup" in my laptop, I still back up to a 3TB Mybook, and a 4TB Seagate HDD.  I'm very paranoid.  I use Achronis True Image 2013 to create image backups of the the drives each week.

 

My X7200 notebook also has a core i7 980x desktop CPU runing at 4.1GHz.  6 Core processor, 12 threads. 24GB RAM, GTX 485M GPUs in SLI.   Im a nerd when it comes to gadgets according to my wife :tongue_smile:

 

Here is a 1TB Drive from Newegg (Western Digital) for $7.  All depends on how much space you need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236517


Edited by DR650SE - 10/1/13 at 11:06am
post #4730 of 10422
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

I run weekly backups manually.  The key is to eaither make it a habit, or find a way to have it done automatically.  But even if it's done automatically, trust but verify.  Just occasionally check to ensure the backup schedule is being maintained.

 

My Clevo X7200 notebook (if you can call it a notebook)  has 4 hard drives.  2 solid state drives, a 160GB SSD for the OS and apps.  A 256GB SSD for games.  A 1TB Drive for pics, music, videos, other data, ect.  And another 1TB Drive with image backups of the other 3 drives.  But even though I have an "on the go backup" in my laptop, I still back up to a 3TB Mybook, and a 4TB Seagate HDD.  I'm very paranoid.  I use Achronis True Image 2013 to create image backups of the the drives each week.

 

My X7200 notebook also has a core i7 980x desktop CPU runing at 4.1GHz.  6 Core processor, 12 threads. 24GB RAM, GTX 485M GPUs in SLI.   Im a nerd when it comes to gadgets according to my wife :tongue_smile:

 

Here is a 1TB Drive from Newegg (Western Digital) for $7.  All depends on how much space you need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236517

 

U forgot a 0, otherwise I was about to buy 4 of them

 

also lap tops... eww yea back up of your back ups on them things for sure ;3

 

also WORSE comes to WORSE... Freeze that sucker! I know like 7 years ago we had to do that to a few of our HDD [parents own a PC repair shop] it's kind a LAST DITCH effort kind of thing but it works usally. That and if you don't get EVERYTHING ASAP when it thaws ur boned 

post #4731 of 10422
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

I run weekly backups manually.  The key is to eaither make it a habit, or find a way to have it done automatically.  But even if it's done automatically, trust but verify.  Just occasionally check to ensure the backup schedule is being maintained.

My Clevo X7200 notebook (if you can call it a notebook)  has 4 hard drives.  2 solid state drives, a 160GB SSD for the OS and apps.  A 256GB SSD for games.  A 1TB Drive for pics, music, videos, other data, ect.  And another 1TB Drive with image backups of the other 3 drives.  But even though I have an "on the go backup" in my laptop, I still back up to a 3TB Mybook, and a 4TB Seagate HDD.  I'm very paranoid.  I use Achronis True Image 2013 to create image backups of the the drives each week.

My X7200 notebook also has a core i7 980x desktop CPU runing at 4.1GHz.  6 Core processor, 12 threads. 24GB RAM, GTX 485M GPUs in SLI.   Im a nerd when it comes to gadgets according to my wife tongue_smile.gif

Here is a 1TB Drive from Newegg (Western Digital) for $7.  All depends on how much space you need.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236517

That's one hell of a solid machine you have there tongue.gif
post #4732 of 10422
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post


That's one hell of a solid machine you have there tongue.gif

 

Seriously That lap top packs more power than my desktop q.q 

post #4733 of 10422

:p Thanks, It's a heck of a system for gaming, ripping ect. Sadly the mobo I believe died and I'm deployed right now so to get a new one, it cost about $380, plus 3 weeks of waiting to have the mobo shipped out here.

 

. I have the new mobo but just need to get my screw drivers in (should be a few days) and then find some time to do the swap. It was that or just get a new desktop, but I need something mobile and liked my setup. So I was also thinking about getting the newer version of the same laptop. It would have had dual 780M GPUs and an i7 4930K CPU or an i7 3930K. But I figured by replacing the motherboard, I would maintain the (semi) mobile system, and just lower the budget for my planned desktop when I get home.

 

For 2 years old, it's still a beast. Uses dual 300W PSUs. But I can run all games at 1920x1080 max specs still. It's based off the desktop X58 chipset. The system was designed for people like engineers or graphic designers that needed portability and power, or even a mobile server. It can house 4x1TB drives for a 4TB setup.

 

It's great to have so much storage. Especially since I'll be ripping all CDs to FLAC or Apple Lossless since I'm just getting into the audiophile stuff. Right now I use it with a Nuforce uDAC2, but just got a Fiio E17. Soon I'll pickup the Fiio E09K. With the E17 vs the uDAC2, it seemed like the differance was hardly noticable. Maybe some slightly tighter bass.

 

It could just be that I can't hear as well as most since I have some hearing loss sustained from the military.

 

Can't wait to try out the E17 with my 5.5G iPod, DT880s, and with the iPods iMod done along with some FLAC files :D Should be entertaining. :D

 

Im a nerd and tend to go overboard with gadgets and upgrading lol

post #4734 of 10422
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

:p Thanks, It's a heck of a system for gaming, ripping ect. Sadly the mobo I believe died and I'm deployed right now so to get a new one, it cost about $380, plus 3 weeks of waiting to have the mobo shipped out here.

 

. I have the new mobo but just need to get my screw drivers in (should be a few days) and then find some time to do the swap. It was that or just get a new desktop, but I need something mobile and liked my setup. So I was also thinking about getting the newer version of the same laptop. It would have had dual 780M GPUs and an i7 4930K CPU or an i7 3930K. But I figured by replacing the motherboard, I would maintain the (semi) mobile system, and just lower the budget for my planned desktop when I get home.

 

For 2 years old, it's still a beast. Uses dual 300W PSUs. But I can run all games at 1920x1080 max specs still. It's based off the desktop X58 chipset. The system was designed for people like engineers or graphic designers that needed portability and power, or even a mobile server. It can house 4x1TB drives for a 4TB setup.

 

It's great to have so much storage. Especially since I'll be ripping all CDs to FLAC or Apple Lossless since I'm just getting into the audiophile stuff. Right now I use it with a Nuforce uDAC2, but just got a Fiio E17. Soon I'll pickup the Fiio E09K. With the E17 vs the uDAC2, it seemed like the differance was hardly noticable. Maybe some slightly tighter bass.

 

It could just be that I can't hear as well as most since I have some hearing loss sustained from the military.

 

Can't wait to try out the E17 with my 5.5G iPod, DT880s, and with the iPods iMod done along with some FLAC files :D Should be entertaining. :D

 

Im a nerd and tend to go overboard with gadgets and upgrading lol

 

If that's the case my friend you'll fit right in with us! Just remember to enjoy what ever cans your listening with ;3

post #4735 of 10422

Yep, admitted nerd here. I've done the data loss thing. It was pretty heartbreaking. I lost a ton of stuff I'd recorded and a bunch of music I had to replace.

 

You see, I wasn't the most organized person (still am not), and when I was younger I wouldn't put my discs back in their cases. CD burning came into fashion in the early 2000s and so I went ahead and made mix-discs of a lot of my favorite music. None of this was kept in cases, however a few years later I started archiving it all on hard drives. I found that at that point some of the original and mix-discs were skipping, but for most tracks I cared about I was able to find one copy across the multiple ones I had that worked (sometimes I had to splice together pieces from several different copies in a DAW to get one perfect version).

 

I kept these archives and copied them from computer to computer, long after the originals and mix-disc copies had all been damaged beyond use. When I re-did my main desktop about four years ago, I just copied everything over to my external drive to get it out of the way. Then I got lazy and never put any of it back, and just accessed the external whenever I wanted it. Since I had been using the external drive as backup, I actually had several copies of my library on there. A year later I knocked the drive off the desk while I was putting some music onto it. It was a total loss. Freezing didn't work, though I tried it multiple times.

 

Stupidly, I had used cut instead of copy, so not only did I lose everything on the external HDD, but I also lost A through most of G on the computer I was copying from. Most of that was stuff I had hard copies of and so it was just an inconvenience, but a few of those tracks now only exist as compressed files in my collection since, because of that misfortune, I lost the uncompressed master versions.

 

I spent almost two years replacing the stuff from that drive, tracking down and repurchasing hard copies of all those original albums that were hopelessly damaged. The recordings of my own music I made, along with their project files? Lost forever.

 

So remember, kids. BACK UP! I've got multiple redundancy for everything now. I have my entire library on my portable player, on my server, and as part of the backup I keep of my server on the main desktop. I also replaced the HDD in my main laptop with a SSD, for performance as well as data security reasons. They're not immune to failure, but they are pretty much immune to shock damage and are absolutely immune to physical mechanism failure.

 

EDIT: Actually, I forgot to say why this is relevant to the DT880, aside from responding to the posts above. The reason the drive got knocked off the desk is because I stepped on the cords and yanked it off. I had gone over to the other side of the room to get my DT880 so I could listen to music while the tedious transfer process was going on. I actually wanted to remind myself how bad the headphone output was on the old computer I was taking the music off. When I went to sit back down, I trod on the cables. You know you're an audiophile when accidents like this happen to you.


Edited by Argyris - 10/1/13 at 4:08pm
post #4736 of 10422

Ouch!  Thats one heck of a loss!  Glad you were eventually able to rebuild after that.  Tough lesson to learn the hard way.

 

Yea I have a feeling I'll be starting from scratch.  I've moved a few times, and deployed, and as a result, anytime I bought a CD, I ripped it to MP3, and pretty much forgot about the CD.  I never really orgainzed them and as a result, most are lost, and a lot of the ones I had were damaged. :(  So my uncompressed master collection is pretty much non existant. :(  So when I get my DT880s, I won't have many FLACs to play with them.

 

I think we have a shared drive here with some FLACs of old rock, I'll start with those :p

post #4737 of 10422
I'm thinking about getting a pair of these for gaming/music but I wanted to know how there sound would compare to the heir 4ai that I have. Would the sound of these be an upgrade or a downgrade for me?
post #4738 of 10422
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Originally Posted by zoso0632 View Post

I'm thinking about getting a pair of these for gaming/music but I wanted to know how there sound would compare to the heir 4ai that I have. Would the sound of these be an upgrade or a downgrade for me?

For music,I don't know whether it is going to be an upgrade or downgrade as I haven't heard the Heir 4ai. But I'm glad you asked about gaming, because just yesterday I was playing Need For Speed and I don't usually use my dt880's with gaming on my ps3 mainly because the cable is not long enough (I sit really far from the tv screen) and I already have a gaming headset with a mic that I can move around more easily than the dt880's. Anyway, as soon as I put them on, I noticed how clearer everything was (than my gaming headset). I could hear the raindrops making contact with the ground, and the storm right above my head. It really felt like real life, positioning was better and everything was just more lifelike and more immersive.

That being said, the dt880's are not really the best of the best in terms of gaming, look into the DT990 if you want that. They're very similar to the dt880's but with more bass and treble and slightly less midrange,, and of course a bigger soundstage with better imaging.
post #4739 of 10422

Im going to give these a shot with gaming.  I'm just waiting for the price to drop again for the 250ohm Premium.  Missed my window on Amazon :( was $240, sitting at $349.  I may just cave and get the 250ohm Pro, but didn't really want the coiled cord. :p

post #4740 of 10422
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Im going to give these a shot with gaming.  I'm just waiting for the price to drop again for the 250ohm Premium.  Missed my window on Amazon frown.gif was $240, sitting at $349.  I may just cave and get the 250ohm Pro, but didn't really want the coiled cord. tongue.gif
Trust me, you don't want a coiled cable for gaming. One side pulls on your head if you stretch it too far.
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