11 AM - Neoteric Engineer arrives to baby sit the copying process on Iomega 1Tb 150d. He goes in and out of our office throughout the day to kill boredom of copying files from one box to another.
4:37 PM - "Can't find mapped device"
On further interrogation, it is found that Iomega 150d decided to change its static IP address from 192.168.1.20 to 192.168.1.2 -- probably 150d got bored and wanted some fun! Started file transfer again. Neoteric Service Engineer disappeared long back.
7 PM - Copying is still going on. About 137 GB left -- I think it will take the whole night. Have lost more than 27 hours copying the data to another device. I wonder if it is going to take the same amount of time to put the information back on it -- just for a forced and silly firmware update!
Lessons from the story:
a. Never buy or recommend any Iomega products to friends and foes. Just for a silly firmware update (which you are forced to perform) you will loose all your life's hard work.
b. People in Iomega India don't care unless their asses' frying on burning charcoal.
c. If you want to update any firmware, please understand that the device will loose the most vital information -- especially Iomega's designed devices. I will never buy an Iomega home toaster if they make it! I like to keep my toasts on setting 2 -- always!
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