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Jan 30, 2017 7:04 AM
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Today 64GB of my anime became 0GB. For me its not a simple solution of downloading everything again, I have my own reasons for not doing so. All this seasons and last seasons anime disappeared And I just downloaded 9GB of anime I haven't watched yet. If u experienced this what did u do? For me its a big shock and hard to take in.

pRetty MuCh HaTiNg My SeLf RiGhT nOw
 
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Jan 30, 2017 7:06 AM

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I don't download anime. #goals!!!!
 
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Jan 30, 2017 7:07 AM
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Either download it again, or say fuck it and forget it? I mean i deleted well over 800GB+ worth of anime without a single thought.
 
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Jan 30, 2017 7:08 AM

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Make backups of backups. RAID 1 bro.
 
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64 gb is like, 5 hours or so worth as long as there are good seeds.

I managed to delete my ghibli films once since since I thought it was a backup, turns out they weren't.

As for deleting all my dls, I have now almost 4tb worth so that's highly doubtful.

While ot, you can always use recovery software so long as you haven't overwritten the files.
 
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Jan 30, 2017 7:09 AM

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Well, I had about 3 HDDs go kaput consecutively these past few months and there was plenty of stuff on them, including a decent amount of anime.
Meh, I can always download and watch them later if I really want to.
 
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That's why you backup. Or you don't keep downloaded anime, and just delete them after you watch.
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Jan 30, 2017 7:14 AM

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Not really no. I did have a season of a show have al its files corrupted somehow though

Erg_Orgy said:
Well, I had about 3 HDDs go kaput consecutively these past few months and there was plenty of stuff on them, including a decent amount of anime.
Meh, I can always download and watch them later if I really want to.

WTF? Is the inside of your house really humid?
 
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Jan 30, 2017 7:25 AM

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traed said:
Not really no. I did have a season of a show have al its files corrupted somehow though

Erg_Orgy said:
Well, I had about 3 HDDs go kaput consecutively these past few months and there was plenty of stuff on them, including a decent amount of anime.
Meh, I can always download and watch them later if I really want to.

WTF? Is the inside of your house really humid?


Oh no it's not hah.I was just being a cheapskate and wanted to save money for a complete PC upgrade so I just used some old HDDs from around my house that still had some life in them.
I mean in the end it did save me some money since I spent nothing on new HDDs for a good while but now I seem to be stuck with a netbook until about July.
 
Jan 30, 2017 7:25 AM

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Raid5 here. Btw 64GB you say... That's... Not that much :p
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Jan 30, 2017 7:28 AM

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Erg_Orgy said:
traed said:
Not really no. I did have a season of a show have al its files corrupted somehow though


WTF? Is the inside of your house really humid?


Oh no it's not hah.I was just being a cheapskate and wanted to save money for a complete PC upgrade so I just used some old HDDs from around my house that still had some life in them.
I mean in the end it did save me some money since I spent nothing on new HDDs for a good while but now I seem to be stuck with a netbook until about July.

But to go out around same time is still odd.
 
Jan 30, 2017 7:34 AM
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Raid5 here. Btw 64GB you say... That's... Not that much :p


Im not getting my unlimited wifi back till later this year so My wifi is limited. I have Precure series, kamisama minarai, Pretty Rhythm episodes to download again for my little sister (and me). Not much? I hate my life.
 
Jan 30, 2017 7:39 AM

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I heard SSD have short lifespan, my external HDD (2.5 inch size) however managed to survived for more than 5 years since I always get "anti-shock" / thick casing. Stockpiled and watching anime straight from them.

I lost more than 5 hard disk various size (all less than 1 TB) since 10 years ago, losing tons of old anime I stockpiled. Thankfully I already watched most of them, since it quite hard to find unpopular old anime.

There is couple of method I used in past to try to recover files from dying hard disk, but usually all the files are jumbled up. There was even a time I froze the hard disk just to allow the hard disk to spin long enough for me to backup the files.

There is some program can restructure your hard disk (check for fixing MBR for example).

*What ever you do, DONT FORMAT THE HARD DISK. Try to fix the structure first.
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Jan 30, 2017 7:44 AM
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>OP says he misses his 64gb of anime
>Looks over at my external filled with 1tb of porn
>oh
 
Jan 30, 2017 7:48 AM

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I once lost 2 TB of archived anime, music, movies and TV Series (literally everything I had seen or listened to in my life up to that point). I never went back to collecting data again. Now I just delete everything I watched and buy the stuff I really want to collect on BD.

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Jan 30, 2017 7:53 AM

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How do 64 GB of data suddenly disappear?
Did you get visied by aliens... oh shit, you got hacked by the Russians? :O
 
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I used to have only ~300 GB anime with 360p-480p resolution (~300 series+movies). And they all were gone when my internal hardisk was broken.

It was really disappointing since I spent so much time downloaded them per episode. And one episode usually take 10 - 25 minutes (f*ck this slow connection).

I have redownloaded some of them but for now, instead of redownloading, I like to download anime that I haven't watched yet. Now, I have more than the amount I used to have :)
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Jan 30, 2017 7:56 AM

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go watch it online :)
nothing else can be done
 
Jan 30, 2017 7:59 AM
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Jan 30, 2017 8:14 AM

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Next time you buy an HDD, buy that data protection plan.
 
Jan 30, 2017 8:48 AM

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a few weeks ago my 2TB external HDD got corrupted (>1.5TB anime). it sucks but i mostly blame myself for not caring about safety enough. i'll probably replace the HDD later this year with a bigger HDD with RAID 1 as a "backup".
 
Jan 30, 2017 11:58 AM
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I don't keep series i've watched so i don't have that much gb of anime.
I would just redownload everything.
 
Jan 30, 2017 5:29 PM

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I have lost some here and there over the years, though often my external HDDs will show enough signs of decline that I have time to salvage the most critical / rarest files from them before they completely die. And when redownloading older stuff, there's often newer/better files to upgrade to anyway. Though I still regret losing a fansubbed version of Excel Saga digitized from VHS tapes. Quality wasn't good of course (and I have the ADV R1 DVDs anyway), but it had some hilarious subbing quirks that enhanced the humor of the series.

Backing up to DVD +/-Rs can help as well, although not so much with newer/larger files with non-standardized filesizes -- which is one reason I like to stick to SD downloads where feasible. Although some may lament optical/disc media as obsolete, I've had far less loss from data discs than I have from hard drives. Retail DVDs and Blu-Rays have remained unquestionably the most durable storage medium over the last 14 years for me; I've never lost anything from them through flaws or faults in the media themselves.
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Jan 30, 2017 6:39 PM

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If it was so important to you, why in Satan's glorious name didn't you back it up? It's basic computer knowledge, guy. 64GB is nothing. You could've fit that on a flash drive. I have over 10x that and you bet your ass it's all backed up.
 
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Yes. Because I deleted it while trying to decide what I really need to have. I can only fit about 200 GB.
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Hard drive failure made me lose something like 300 -500 gigs of anime, I don't remember the exact number. Had an opportunity to recover it but decided fuck it, and opted to save my past few years of uni work instead. I can just hit up the torrents again anyway. Found out a bit later about 200 gigs was backed up anyway.
 
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Only time downloaded anime goes missing from my laptop is when I actually delete it for more storage. Plus, I have already brought a physical copy. 3 Years ago I went in to get my screen replaced and one week later I found my hardrive wiped clean. Apparently one of the guys had a mishap accident with my computer and it resulted in that. Redownloading my music, anime, programs and pictures took a very long time.
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It's interesting to see people keeping around storage for anime. What's the benefit of doing that?
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Jan 30, 2017 8:17 PM
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Only time downloaded anime goes missing from my laptop is when I actually delete it for more storage. Plus, I have already brought a physical copy. 3 Years ago I went in to get my screen replaced and one week later I found my hardrive wiped clean. Apparently one of the guys had a mishap accident with my computer and it resulted in that. Redownloading my music, anime, programs and pictures took a very long time.


When I turned on my Laptop all my files were unsupported for some reason and not playable. I couldnt restore them so Im guessing it was on of my family members. I got like over 200GB of other anime still from my other Hard drive but still.. Thanks for the comment.
 
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It's interesting to see people keeping around storage for anime. What's the benefit of doing that?

You never know when the government decides to ban anime. Gotta have backup for the lean times.

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I heard SSD have short lifespan, my external HDD (2.5 inch size) however managed to survived for more than 5 years since I always get "anti-shock" / thick casing.

SSD's lifespan is, most likely, quite good. I have no idea how good, but probably not as good as old diskettes which are said to be still readable.
They are limited in the number of rewrite operations (compared to HDDs on magnetic disks), making them unsuitable for things like swap files, but archiving is good.
The price per terabyte makes SSD too expensive for archiving, though.
 
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Mhhh... Yeah, I've lost it, I think it was around 250-300 GBs... The reason why I stopped continuing Eyeshield 21 is because of that.. I was too stupid...

Damn...

Don't remind me of that again... I'm laughing at my own stupidity now...

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It's interesting to see people keeping around storage for anime. What's the benefit of doing that?


For me to rewatch the series again, so I wouldn't DL it...

seasonal anime are exceptions, I DL TV then replaced it with BDrip if there's an available batch.

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I used to have only ~300 GB anime with 360p-480p resolution (~300 series+movies). And they all were gone when my internal hardisk was broken.


Mhhh... Damn... never really DL'ed or kept 360p... 480p is okay if it's TV for me...

Well re-DL'ing all of it isn't that hard, unless the seed sucks...

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Hard drive failure made me lose something like 300 -500 gigs of anime, I don't remember the exact number. Had an opportunity to recover it but decided fuck it, and opted to save my past few years of uni work instead. I can just hit up the torrents again anyway. Found out a bit later about 200 gigs was backed up anyway.


Mhhh... Damn, 300-500 GBs is just... too large... Do you have 1 TB HDD(more than that)?
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Why not using that data recover program?
But Im curious how could you lost your data tho?
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No, but something similarly bad happened so I had to delete 2/3 of it (over 200 eps) and download them all over again.
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Hard drive failure made me lose something like 300 -500 gigs of anime, I don't remember the exact number. Had an opportunity to recover it but decided fuck it, and opted to save my past few years of uni work instead. I can just hit up the torrents again anyway. Found out a bit later about 200 gigs was backed up anyway.


Mhhh... Damn, 300-500 GBs is just... too large... Do you have 1 TB HDD(more than that)?
It was 1 or 2 TB. I was deleting stuff after I finished except for a select few anyway.
 
Jan 31, 2017 12:28 AM

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theres always the CLOUD backup ;D lol
 
Jan 31, 2017 12:33 AM

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idk why ppl feel the need to keep shows they alrdy finished watching, it only takes a few mins to download them again if u ever wanna rewatch
 
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idk why ppl feel the need to keep shows they alrdy finished watching, it only takes a few mins to download them again if u ever wanna rewatch

Because Internet speed sucks for some. Mine is just 60kBps right now.

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Has happened to me but it's not magic, my HDD gave up on me, and not only anime but I lost all of my data T.T Now I always make sure to back up everything regularly.

But then again I don't download anime to begin with unless I really loved it and plan on re-watching it some time later. Right now just got 5 series on my HDD.
 
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As others have said, 6x GB is not much at all lol. I've downloaded way more than that.
 
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You never know when the government decides to ban anime. Gotta have backup for the lean times.


Lol. Seriously though, they've already done that, well not in its entirety, but more of attempting to crack down on piracy, and that was like in 2014. I've no fear of them "cutting access", which we all know won't work.

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For me to rewatch the series again, so I wouldn't DL it...

seasonal anime are exceptions, I DL TV then replaced it with BDrip if there's an available batch.


That makes sense... maybe it's because I don't rewatch episodes (at most I'd rewatch a scene of two from a series).
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Kittenpotpie said:
idk why ppl feel the need to keep shows they alrdy finished watching, it only takes a few mins to download them again if u ever wanna rewatch

Because Internet speed sucks for some. Mine is just 60kBps right now.

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Has happened to me but it's not magic, my HDD gave up on me, and not only anime but I lost all of my data T.T Now I always make sure to back up everything regularly.

But then again I don't download anime to begin with unless I really loved it and plan on re-watching it some time later. Right now just got 5 series on my HDD.

Some seed starved shows take weeks to dl, plus when the only seeders are in very different timezones.
My speed's ok but bandwidth costs money. So sometimes it's nearly cheaper to buy discs lol.
Had at least 2 HDDs fail with anime & school docs etc. It's annoying when I want to rewatch to refresh the plot for a new season, then realize it's in the dead HDD. Since I'd be paying 2x the bandwidth, now I buy discs when it's on sale.
 
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