Not dead/inactive; however, I did hit a little snag. I was updating the graphics card and adding a new HDD to my computer. In the chaos of this event, somehow my external HDD became unformatted.
It looks like, after running recovery, the vast majority of data has been recovered. HOWEVER, the folder structure and file naming as mostly been removed. This means I have to go through my files and manually reorganize them, which will take a lot of time I did not want to spend on this. At least the data is all there, but it will take some time before I am back to anywhere close to normal.