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    Migrate acronis image to new mobo

    I have become accustomed to my music machine. All the synths are organised and plugins are exactly where they should be. I have an image of them created with acronis on asus p5k pro. I recently had a mobo die and luckily had a spare part so that with half hour my daw was up and running again. Now the problem is i am all out of spare parts.
    If i wanted to keep these machines going for another 5 years, what spare parts should i obtain. What is the most frequent computer component to fail?

    Some parts may become rare within this time,

    Additionally, if i can only obtain asus p5 k deluxe, and not pro like i presently have, which has the only difference of a wifi port, (same socket, same ram, same vid card , same cpu etc, )do you envisage any issue with imaging this with the p5k pro acronis image? I would guess it would be ok since the socket is the same and majority of the components on the motherboard comparable hardware and software.

    Cheers if you can advise. Cheers if you can not. Any excuse for a drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r00n View Post
    What is the most frequent computer component to fail?
    The one you don't have ( and can't get) a replacement for.

    It's the fundamental law of inaccessibility: Every carelessly dropped object will roll to the point of least accessibility; down a drain, under the sofa, into the lion enclosure just before feeding time.

    Water does this... it drains away.

    Fabulously attractive and available girls do this also. One minute they are there hanging on your every word, next minute they've disappeared with someone far richer and more attractive.

    Clean socks, forks, good friends and useful multi-purpose tools do the same thing.

    Science calls it 'entropy'. Most people call it 'sods law'.

    Even if you can obtain a replacement for every part of your computer, something, perhaps the 'on button' will break and your will be plunged into the DAW equivalent of the dark ages until such times as you can find a fix for it.

    tB.

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    Hey r00n,

    i personally had mainly PSUs and RAMs failing, but that might be different for everyone.

    I can't answer your backup question, but i personally wouldn't do it, because there are probably differences concerning the drivers of your 2 mainboards. I guess it's try'n'error to findout if it would work

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    in my opinion your approaching the problem wrong. making an image of your work system is good .. that is not a problem at all. but doing it like this is only going to save you so long. the technology which your daw is built on is all ways changing. you may possibly get 5 years out of this motherboard. you might get 2. but continuing to rely on the same platform will eventually leave you high and dry. your best option is to save what you need to build a new one from scratch. installation files, disks, etc.. projects, samples, keyboard mapping, macros, etc... when the day comes that your out of parts for your old platform you will be forced to change and rebuild from scratch. i think being prepared to build from scratch at any time would be your best option.
    there are ways to make this quicker. especially with iso's of all those big disks full of samples. i found i could cut hours off a complete rebuild just by having iso's of spectrasonics stuff instead of physical disks.

    as far as the most common hardware to fail. number 1 would be a power supply. bad power tends to create bad memory and bad motherboards out of perfectly fine pieces of kit. pc parts are meant to run within an accepted tolerance of power. if you have a failing power supply, the pc will run but you could be shortening the life of the components drastically. number 2 would be hard drives. but moving forward in time i would be replacing hhd's with ssd's as much as possible. especially for partitions holding the operating system and your applications. maybe not samples or project folders though because of expense.. but in time ssd will be use for everything.
    number 3 would be dvd burners.. but these are now of much lower importance .. you could run for months without ever needing to actually burn something... until that day when you need to burn something!!

    this is all just my opinion .. someone else may have better ideas than me.. and i could very well be forgetting something. just what came to mind on first thoughts.

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    yep acronis will do it and considering the chipsets are the same it's a guaranteed success imo

    i've used acronis to image across diff hardware from same manufacturer and it works if the obvious parts match up

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