Monday, October 25, 2010

A Sad Day...

So, my trusty hard-drive at home is trusty no longer.  It has notified me that it has had a "SMART" event, and failure is IMMINENT.

Imminent.  One scary-ass word when you're talking about computer hard drive crashes.

Wicked scary.

So yesterday, Mr. Hath and I powered down the PC, and hit our local Best Buy to procure a new one.  We priced just replacing the disk, but it's the "main disk" so we'd have to buy the operating system and all that junk again, or fight with Microsoft over re-licensing what we had -- totally not work the hassle.

We'll pick up the new machine today, and will spend the next two weeks getting it set up the way we like.

Fortunately, most of my music / videos / photos / stories / life is on the non-failing disk, so it should be a simple matter of pulling the drive and inserting it into the new box (which is a big massive relief because I didn't relish the idea of moving 750GB across our piddly home-network).

AND my iTunes now has its own external hard drive, so that's safe.

AND we use Carbonite, which I am totally in LOVE with, because it's saved our collective ass more than once when Windows decided to pull a nutty, so most of our software is easily re-installed.  Seriously, if you love your PC, and are HORRIBLE about backing up your system, this is the tool for you.  It is relatively inexpensive, and backs up EVERYTHING to online storage, that is accessible at the click of a mouse.  Carbonite has saved our bacon when we deleted files accidentally, and when iTunes decided it hated me, I was able to restore my library without re-uploading all my music.  Seriously, it'll be the best $55 (per year) you'll ever spend.  And no, they didn't pay me to say that.

The new machine just a nuisance, really.  But, it will force us to sort through things, which is good for me -- I have dozens of boots I haven't unzipped / listened to / uploaded to iTunes yet.

So, this was a long-winded intro to say, I'll be a busy bunny the next couple of weeks, so please bear with me if you're waiting on bootleg requests, emails, DMs, and other manners of communication.

Thanks in advance.

~ Hath


Jan October 25, 2010 at 2:15 PM  

It sucks, and it is sad - but you'll be all bright shiny newness soon.

Alice Faye October 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

So that was the taps I heard playing!! Sucks had mine go down and had to buy a new hard drive then microsoft sent me a BLANK hard drive had too many arguments with a guy named mike in India when it didn't fit the machine and he goes...well the picture shows it does. I was like butt head I have the dang machine and it don't fit! Then they had to send me the programs to load. Next time I will buy a new machine and they can keep the replacement.

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