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In article <2sg079m2jqon.16bkgu8ltwfo$.dlg@40tude.net>, ultred ragnusen<ultred@ragnusen.com> wrote:

> 
> I have a dozen ten year old Zip drives and HDDs which suffer mainly from
> worse faults than do my internal HDDs. For one, the ZIP drive data is lost
> forever, because I don't even know how to get it back.

zip never was reliable.

> For another, some of
> the older HDDs suffer from proprietary power supplies, where if I lose the
> cable or if the power supply goes bad, I'm hosed

open the enclosure and pull the mechanism.

> . For another, a HDD can
> EASILY get corrupted. If I haven't mentioned that yet, just unplug it after
> backing up hundreds of megabytes, 

no it doesn't.

> and then cry (as I did) when you can't
> fnid the data except by Recuva, where all the files are flat and the names
> are all missing their first character (don't ask me why - just ask me why I
> cried).

if that's the case, then recuva is garbage.