Friday, July 2, 2010

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Yup.  My worst nightmare has finally materialized.  All three of the one TB drives in my Drobo became unreadable a couple days ago, and it goes with approximately 1.8 Terabytes of pictures I have taken in the last few years.  At this point, I can't even imagine what happens if I can not recover the data.  It just makes my head spin.

The last time it happened, I lost about 250 GB of pictures and so I made some planning to have some sort of data redundancy, but obviously, redundancy within the same device is not good enough.  Right now, I am not sure if the problem is with the Drobo itself, or the discs themselves.  I am keeping my fingers closed that it's the Drobo and not the hard drives.

Until I can get my pictures back, I will most likely not going to do much picture taking, and this blog most likely will not be updated.  I pray to god that the data in the hard drives will be fine.  I can get another Drobo enclosure if it turns out the be the problem.

So, thanks for all of you who read my blog.  It was great fun while it lasted, but I am just not in any mood to take any pictures, or update this blog.  Hopefully, the ending will be a happy one and I will resume my photography hobby. 

Until then, so long, and thanks for all the fish.


  1. Very sorry to hear the news. I can't imagine more than one drive going bad at a time so I am optimistic for your success. Best of luck to you!!!

  2. Hope you fix the problem without losing any of your work. Love your blog. Good luck.