When it rains it pours.

Discussion in 'The Big Show' started by MIXMASTERMACHOM, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    Looks like I will be needing to buy another external hard drive. My main hard drive worked fine yesterday and today I go to the basement to make another CD for my trip on Tuesday. I turn everything on and my hard drive doesn't come up on VDJ. I hook up my backup and it works fine.

    So it looks like next month I will be buying another hard drive. Personally I like the real small ones I can carry in my laptop bag. All I can say is DAMN!
     
  2. DJ Bobcat

    DJ Bobcat A New Kind Of Poop

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    Hard drives crash, PC's break... unfortunately, just a fact of life in the 21st century. I just got a call from my 86 year old father-in-law, stating his computer was "DEAD", and would not turn on. I ran (drove) over to their house, and sure enough, it was dead. I suspected the power supply had failed, so I brought the computer home to replace it. I rummaged through my computer parts and found a power supply, but after opening up the case, I realized it lacked the right main power connector for the motherboard in their computer. Before going to look for another power supply, I noticed the power button had been pushed out of its bracket, so pushing the button on the outside of the case would have had no affect. I pushed the button, and it fired right up. Fixed the power button to prevent a recurrence of this problem. Turns out, their power had gone out, which caused the computer to go down, and when they tried to push the power button, it must have popped out of its bracket without turning on the computer. Easy fix this time. Coincidentally, I was just over there last Wednesday and got a backup of their documents, telling them "all computers will eventually die" if used continuously for a long time. You don't have to be a prophet to predict that, but the timing was a little creepy.


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  3. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I just found it strange that the hard drive worked fine one day and the next day nothing. It was just sitting on my laptop stand in my case and wasn't moved at all.

    Steve you're the man. What deals on external hard drives are coming up next month? Only interested in a small hard drive.
     
  4. steve149

    steve149 Urbane Legend

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    Were you expecting it to raise its USB cable, wave it, and scream "I'm dying !!!" ?
     
  5. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    Thanks I needed that laugh.
     
  6. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    Nothing to do but get another hard drive. UGH. Will look for one next month.
     
  7. DJ Bobcat

    DJ Bobcat A New Kind Of Poop

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    So... if you're using your backup hard drive, and you aren't going to buy another drive until next month, how are you going to backup your music until then? If all you have is your backup, what happens if it crashes too?


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  8. Ausumm

    Ausumm Day Late and a Dollar Short

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    It's no different than your car.
    It will NEVER die when you have extra cash laying around.
    It will wait till you're cleaned out.
     
  9. Jas

    Jas DJ Extraordinaire

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    No emergency fund? No credit card?
     
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  10. adj2ent

    adj2ent Well-Known DJ

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    Actually you should also have your stuff backed up online or at least have another backup drive stored at a different location other than house. After Sandy I ran into people who lost everything, computers, backup drives because it was all in their house. Their house floored. once it's gone its gone, Music can be replaced bu they also lost all their photos both digital & hard copy.
     
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  11. Jeff Romard

    Jeff Romard Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a big paranoia about that. I have backups at a couple of locations just in case
     
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  12. DJ Bobcat

    DJ Bobcat A New Kind Of Poop

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    Same as me... I have backups of backups of backups.


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  13. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I have some flash drives I can use.
     
  14. Freddie

    Freddie DJ

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    Did you check to see if your hard drive is recognized by file explorer or device manager on your computer? It could just be an error with VDJ recognizing the drive due to a corrupt or change in the database and you may just need to add that drive again within VDJ.
     
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  15. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    Thanks. I will call my partner today just to see. He put it on his and nothing either.


    Did you check to see if your hard drive is recognized by file explorer or device manager on your computer? It could just be an error with VDJ recognizing the drive due to a corrupt or change in the database and you may just need to add that drive again within VDJ.[/QUOTE]
     
  16. Freddie

    Freddie DJ

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    Also depending on what kind of external hard drive it is, try swapping with a different USB cable if it is detachable (not hard wired). Sometimes the hard drive enclosures go bad also, but the actual hard drive is still good and you can work around using the drive without using the original enclosure.

    Any of the lights on the hard drive enclosure turn on?
     
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  17. redhotdj

    redhotdj Its 5 O'clock somewhere

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    Your sh*t out of luck. I have 4 external hard drives, two go with me all the time and 2 stay at home
     
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