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Old 09-11-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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A bad luck story that turned out great...

Last week we had a bad storm pass over, we lost power for 4 hours but the bad part was the power started surging. It took out my UPS and zapped one of hard drives in my TiVo. It was a 2tb WD AVGP that was 3 weeks out of warranty so I hit eBay and found a person selling 2 2tb WD AVGP drives for 40 bucks each. I grabbed one up and it got here today in a factory static bag. I removed it from the static bag hooked it up to my PC and ran"Hard Disk Sentinel" with will give you the hours the drive has run so far and how much life is left any errors the smart map etc... I was shocked to see the drive only had 4 hours of running time with no errors a perfect drive. I fixed my UPS for under 5 bucks so 50 dollars for a new 2tb HDD and a working UPS... I think I might go buy a mega millions ticket today.

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Old 09-12-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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Glad to hear that you got everything back without a huge cost. Could have been far worse!

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So did you lose all your saved programs and season passes? You got out of that quite cheap.

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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No, I was lucky

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So did you lose all your saved programs and season passes? You got out of that quite cheap.
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I have pulling my drives once a week to back them up. I have 4 series3 and it easy to pull the drives and backup to my NAS drives.

Matter of fact today is my day and I need to do two today.
The hardest thing I ran into was remotes. I have two in my living room and two in the master bedroom so I use one on Ir and the other on Bluetooth slider remote.
Thank goodness for winmfs it's a life saver.

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