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my friends hard drive failed out of nowhere while he was playing RDR...

#1ThECoLoNeL00Posted 1/30/2013 8:40:08 AM
he lost everything....its the new redesigned xbox also...he was a big rpg player so all his skyrim, mass effect, fallout, final fantasy, borderlands etc all gone....

this put me in paranoid mode and i started putting all my gamesaves in the cloud....problem is most of the older arcade games dont use separate saves.

i know this had to have been asked a billion times but are those saves tied to the gamertag to or to the arcade game so if i delete the arcade game for any reason im deleting all my data along with it? thanks.
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#2HaXxedPosted 1/30/2013 1:36:28 PM
This happened to me aswell for a while ago. Correct me if Im wrong, but I think some saves are inside your gamertag. If that happens to you too, just recover your gamertag and those saves comes back aswell.
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#3ThECoLoNeL00(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 2:24:12 PM
HaXxed posted...
This happened to me aswell for a while ago. Correct me if Im wrong, but I think some saves are inside your gamertag. If that happens to you too, just recover your gamertag and those saves comes back aswell.


thank you friend
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#4SonyHoundDawgPosted 1/30/2013 2:35:43 PM
Back ups are a must. Electronic storage is going to fail eventually. Your HD could last 10 years or it could last 10 months.
#5PoloMan6Posted 1/30/2013 4:45:41 PM
** fingers crossed ** next gen consoles send email alerts for upcoming hdd failures.
#6randomweirdoPosted 1/30/2013 4:51:30 PM
PoloMan6 posted...
** fingers crossed ** next gen consoles send email alerts for upcoming hdd failures.


Unlikely since it can happen real suddenly or over time. The best sign on a 360 at least is to keep an eye on the content. If you see files corrupting, that often is a sign that the hard drive is starting to fail.

But even so, still good to back up. Things can happen and a hard drive can fail suddenly. Even something like a power outage can cause hard drive failure.
#7Dragon NexusPosted 1/30/2013 5:12:17 PM
From: PoloMan6 | #005
** fingers crossed ** next gen consoles send email alerts for upcoming hdd failures.


That's like asking to recieve a notification before you fall over and hurt yourself.
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#8ThECoLoNeL00(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2013 11:46:03 AM
Dragon Nexus posted...
From: PoloMan6 | #005
** fingers crossed ** next gen consoles send email alerts for upcoming hdd failures.


That's like asking to recieve a notification before you fall over and hurt yourself.


lol

i wonder what piece of technology he has that actually sends an email to you when its on its way out
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