View Full Version : SD! saved me (again) but brought back tons of deleted stuff!

09-16-2008, 12:18 AM
2nd hard drive failure in six months, but again SD! to the rescue. Only lost a few days because I'm religious about backing up weekly.

But here's the weird part. I had a 160Gb drive in my laptop, with only 4GB free (ya, I needed a new drive anyway!) Put in a 300GB drive, and I only had 80GB free. what? how could that be? I should have 140 or a bit less with all the 1024 vs. 1000 roundoff error and all that. where did the extra 60GB come from?

I create 2GB of audio every weekend for my podcast so i have to be really careful to delete the aiff files every week so i don't run out of disk. when i looked at what was recovered from the SD! backup, I had about 20GB of old aiff files back in my folders.

so my question is, why is SD! keeping backups of things I've deleted - is that a feature? In my case not a welcome one, because now I'm scrambling trying to find all the applications and old videos and such that make up the rest of that wasted space!

thanks for any wisdom,

09-16-2008, 01:31 AM
...is that what Smart Update is supposed to fix?

Man, I've been using SD! for so long and I never noticed that option before. Ignore me for being a noob who's used the s/w forever...

09-16-2008, 07:25 AM
Yep: Smart Update is what you should be using. :)