The Cobalt Qube’s hard drive was sent off to Datacent for review on December 31st. This past week I received word back that the prognosis was bad. Really bad. Unfortunately, the drive had suffered severe media damage (as illustrated in the photo below) and could not be recovered. To be honest, I didn’t have extremely high hopes for the recovery process in the first place, so I can’t say that I’m surprised by the news. However, I am more than a little disappointed.
As mentioned before, I am still working on reconstructing portions of original site from what backups I do have, as well as utilizing pages captured by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Things are indeed moving forward … ever so slowly forward.