tonyapp I'm sorry that things did not turn out quite well for you. This is generally a minor "bug" and gets even more minor as IDE is becoming more and more obsolete.
It cannot happen with only SATA disks (unless of course if you move around the connector
I have not heard of lost data because of this before (but because of other problems...)
This emphasises one of the "bad sides" of Linux - that you have to install it, it does not come preinstalled.
I deleted your double post - it's we that should apologise this happens a lot now due to all the 500 Internal server errors we get in the forum - so far we have not found the reason for them