Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-04-2008, 05:54 PM
2A Batterie 2A Batterie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 30
Default Switching Systems and hard drive died.. how can I get my PT back?

I traded in my dual 2.0 G5 for a MacBook and cloned the G5's internal drive (with PT 7.3LE and all of my registered plugs) in hopes of transferring it to my new Mac Book. When I went to transfer the files, my cloned HD had crapped out on me! I think the disc I have is for 6.4, with 7.3 being downloaded directly from DIGI's store. I still have a .pdf that has my license and authorization codes. Can I use that to re-download PTLE? I'm planning on purchasing PT8, so should I just pay $150 for the 7.4 upgrade? If I don't have PTLE installed on my Mac Book would I need to purchase another disk?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-04-2008, 06:59 PM
albee1952's Avatar
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 38,137
Default Re: Switching Systems and hard drive died.. how can I get my PT back?

I would be tempted to buy 7.4 now and get PT8 later on. Did you have your audio sessions on another drive? If not, you have a slim chance of retrieving data from your old drive. One thing to try (I know it sounds nuts but worked for me once already) seal the drive in a ziplock bag and freeze it for 4 hours. Install it in an external drive case and connect to your new computer. If it is recognized, copy everything to another drive as quick as possible.
__________________
Gigabyte X79/intel i7 3930K, 32GB RAM, HD/Native, 192 IO
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/...0sound%20works


The better I drink, the more I mix

BTW, my name is Dave, but most people call me.........................Dave
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-04-2008, 07:27 PM
lectrohowie lectrohowie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 29
Default Re: Switching Systems and hard drive died.. how can I get my PT back?

If I read the press release correctly you would qualify for a free update to 8.0 if you bought the 7.4 upgrade today.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2008, 06:27 AM
2A Batterie 2A Batterie is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 30
Default Re: Switching Systems and hard drive died.. how can I get my PT back?

Quote:
Originally Posted by albee1952 View Post
I would be tempted to buy 7.4 now and get PT8 later on. Did you have your audio sessions on another drive? If not, you have a slim chance of retrieving data from your old drive. One thing to try (I know it sounds nuts but worked for me once already) seal the drive in a ziplock bag and freeze it for 4 hours. Install it in an external drive case and connect to your new computer. If it is recognized, copy everything to another drive as quick as possible.
I had all of my audio files on a separate drive that still works. What I did was clone my G5's drive to my WD Mybook external drive, and then wiped the internal G5 drive so I could ship it off for trade in. Unfortunately, it was the WD MYbook external that had my only copy of the original internal drive (with PT on it) that tanked. I've tried the whole freezer thing and have wrestled a bit with dd_rescue to no avail.

I did read the press release about 8.0 being a free upgrade to those who buy 7.4 now. MY question is, can I buy 7.4 and download and install it onto my new Mac Book that doesn't have PT installed on it? I still have my license# from when I purchase 7.2 on my (now defunct) G5.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2008, 07:30 AM
albee1952's Avatar
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 38,137
Default Re: Switching Systems and hard drive died.. how can I get my PT back?

I am almost positive that the 7.4 download is the full installer version so yes, go grab it. It will come with a new authorization code which should get emailed to you.
__________________
Gigabyte X79/intel i7 3930K, 32GB RAM, HD/Native, 192 IO
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/...0sound%20works


The better I drink, the more I mix

BTW, my name is Dave, but most people call me.........................Dave
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Switching protools from system disk to external hard drive -- need basic instruction sberg 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 4 02-20-2012 03:15 PM
Hard Drive Backup Systems ammusicco Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 11 03-12-2010 12:50 PM
Older TDM systems and FW Hard Drive sizes. FinallyGotPTools Digidesign Hardware & Software 2 08-29-2008 10:46 AM
Hard drive back up services Guy McDude Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 12 08-15-2007 09:25 PM
Best way to back up a hard drive Glenn75 Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 19 02-18-2005 07:39 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:30 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com