I'm waiting on some new red drives to get here so that I can do a recovery. I have a ton of data, movies, pictures, movies of the kids, etc and I don't have backups. On some other forums, I've read where some folks have lost all their data trying to do a recovery in v1. From reading this forum, I see several how to's using your stable bit app. There's a whs 2011 64 bit on ebay for $150. Since you can't buy it retail anymore, is that my best bet for a safe recovery ? Are the new features of 2011 worth that much ?
I tried a recovery with a green drive (pre AF) that I took out of an old ehd and the process failed trying to write to the drive. I've since learned that the green drive isn't a good choice for a system disk. I use three green drives that I ran wdidle and the alignment tool on and they work fine. I'm going to move them to an enclosure and expand my network. Any advice would be appreciated.