Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Jdorama horror story

Today, my worst nightmare as a jdorama fan came true: one of my hard disks died. Actually my worst nightmare would be my 2 jdorama backup HDDs dying. The one that died was a 1TB HDD and I've lost my manga, probably photobooks and jdorama gods only know what else. The worst part is losing jdoramas that I've downloaded since the beginning of this year and a whole bunch of Japanese movies.

Thank the jdorama gods that a whole bunch of last year's jdoramas were in another drive. The only missing dorama is Suzuki sensei which I can get from my brother. I written about storing jdoramas before and the last time I did that was early this year. :(

Having to redownload this year's jdoramas doesn't sound too bad except when I started looking through my must watch tag that I realised that I had a lot of older and probably harder to get jdoramas on that list.

1. Furuhata Ninzaburo
2. Mama wa Idoru
3. Salaryman Kintaro DVD rip
4. Shinya Shokudo S2

Why didn't I back up my mangas??!!!!

Losing movies is gonna hurt my ratio at asiantorrents that I've worked so hard to build up. If only downloading something you've already downloaded doesn't count. I just checked my movie backup HDD and the last back up was two years ago. :( Two fucking years of movies gone and I had so many on my to be watched list in there. I am going to have to redownload Scabbard Samurai, Guilty of Romance etc and kill my ratio. If only megaupload were still around.

Just realised I never backed up my manga. WTF. I may have some cd backups from god knows how many years ago. Its going to take me a long time to get what recover and this is going to keep me from playing Street Fighter online.

I need to make it a habit to back stuff up every 6 months at least. Every 3 months would be ideal. Now getting Tsumi to Batsu and my upload is faster than my download. Its going to be a long road to recovery. After jdoramas, I'm going to have to work my way down my asiantorrents list. Back up your stuff before this happens to you!


lzyData said...

Oh man so sorry to hear this. On the other hand, I am amazed that even at such a time you took the trouble to find appropriate graphics for your post :)

jed tubo said...

just happened to me last week... doramas, some jmovies, music vids, and japanese rock songs... and the the BIGGEST LOSS... my jav collection.

xaxa said...

This is one of the reasons why I don't store anything anymore. Wasn't very sad even when I lost all rare dramas when Mega died.

gankooyagi said...

Oh man, coming on top of d-addicts, this is a real wakeup call. A hard disk crash is a premonition of death (no more data!). Since losing 1TB of films and music a couple of years ago, I have redundant HDs, plus Time Machine running on the primary.
But I know that's little consolation.. I've got Furahata and Shinya Shokudo 2 -- any way I could upload those to an FTP or something? (forgive my technical ignorance...)

Jung said...

This is a deep tragedy... my deep sympathy... I've had a few drive failures, and it always sucks. You vow to never let it happen again... and it happens again. I wonder if cloud back up is the only way to go.

$5/month for unlimited storage, as long as you have fast enough speed.

@jed tubo. lolz...

Sonnaaaaa~ said...

I'm SO sorry to hear this. I will go make sure I've backed up things right away.

Akiramike said...

jed tubo, other people have copies of my jav collection so I'm not worried about that lol.

gankooyagi thanks for offer but managed to get Furuhata s1 surprisingly quickly. Thought the torrent would be dead by now. I'm slogging through Kintaro S1 atm.

Jung cloud is too much work for my poor upload speeds. I just need to be more hardworking and update my backups for frequently and this incident has given me motivation to do so.

Anonymous said...

LOL agree with Izydata. Hope you re-build up your collection in no time!

Jesus Christ Supercop said...

I should run my backup tonight, it's been some weeks since the last one.

When I got a new system recently, I bought two identical 2 TB drives (Seagate Constellation ES). One of them is internal and the other is in a USB 3 enclosure.

I should back up my torrent drive too. I have another 500 GB external for that.

I've never had a HDD failure for some reason, though.