Well, never thought this would happen to me. To cut to the chase: I’ve lost all my Cubase files!
I’ve always worked with 2 custom assembled PCs and a Mac Mini. The biggest PC is for gaming and coding, the second if purely for the studio recording, and the Mac Mini for everything else (web/im/movies/whatever).
To this configuration, I have a LaCie 5 Big Network in Raid 5+1 where I dump all my Data. I was damn sure my default Cubase folder was on said NAS, until IT happened.
Turns out I had a fairly new (1 1/2 year) Seagate 7200.11 500gb disk which was used for Cubase and some random files (games). The same 11 family which had insane firmware problems unless you updated it. I however, never bothered to check, but was aware of the problem. Two weeks ago, I boot up the computer to record some new songs, and after it took forever to boot, found my D drive was missing, and not listed in the computer management. The bios didn’t see it either. Classic 11 boot of death.
After much swearing and trying to get it to boot on a USB and Firewire interface whilst in Linux, I finally gave up to the idea my music was lost for good. Luckily, I had a 1TB 11 family too, which I successfully upgraded (despite it only having music and anime on it, most of which I have physically).
Well, at least now I have installed Windows 7 and have the cubase folder on the network. Too bad for my music, I’ll just record more awesome stuff now!