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Is it really dead? What happened? So sad!

Brian Oberkirch

5 weeks! Foul!


I know I should be saying "Poor George" and all that stuff, but your mad face is just too precious and it makes me giggle.


That sucks.

It happened to my 12" powerbook when it was a little less than a year old, and I lost a bunch of photos.

I try to back up more often, but I don't do it nearly enough.

So far my Macbook is working find (I did just transfer a bunch of videos I shot to a firewire drive).


Um. That totally sucks.

*runs to back up pictures on laptop*


Wow, I'm going to back up my files right now too. I've been having a problem with the battery on my MacBook, so I think I'm going to take mine in this weekend as well.


oh no! my sympathies.


Lesson N: Expect failure always. Brand new gear as much (or more) than ancient.

Sucks though. :/


Where I work, we go through dozens of new Dells every month, and I'd say fully 10% of those will have dead drives within one month of deployment. I ordered a new one for myself last summer, and that one was DOA out of the box (OptiPlex GX280). Dell did buck up and overnight a new machine to me for that one.

We probably go through about 150-200 computers a year, and hard drive deaths count for the largest single point of failure for all of those devices.

Motherboard death is second. :)

So, yeah, what yvegene said for sure.

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