hard drive backups learn from this story

Toshiba 1 TB 2.5" External USB Hard Disk ...

Toshiba 1 TB 2.5" External USB Hard Disk Drive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember how I was talking about the hard drive I bought? Usually, I have this idea of what meaningful posts are to you all and tonight I will admit that I am not satisfied with my own work – as I sit here typing this post it is past my self-made nightly deadline.  But, I wanted to tell you all a story.

You will remember my post from yesterday talking about electronic filing and backing up my machine? Well, my best intentions got away on me and I never did pull that hard drive from the shelf.  I am telling you this because as luck or fate would have it. I wandered away from my laptop and came back and took it out of stand by only to discover that the display driver had stopped working! Oh I forgot to mention at this point I hadn’t yet backed it up.  So I shut it down and turned it back on and it appears luck was on my side as the computer is working as normal and all is well
The lesson I give to you all is don’t wait weeks to use the portable hard drive as I did because sure enough something like this will happen! You will be happy to note that I took the display driver issue as my cue to officially back up my machine so if it decides to crash on me (its an older laptop) I won’t have lost the several thousand pictures I had stored. If there is anything you can take from this post is back up your hard drive I have lost photos before when another computer had it’s hard drive fail and when pictures are memories that last a lifetime why would you not want to back them up?
so, consider this post a friendly reminder to go backup your hard drive

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook


hard drive backups learn from this story — 5 Comments

  1. Love my external hard drive too. When I was doing my thesis I had a panic attack where I thought I almost lost all my work, and like you I was reluctant to set up the hard drive for the longest time or just let time get away from me and did not get around to it. Anyway, also like you I had a big scare where I thought my computer was broken and I had lost everything, but luck was on my side too, and I had everything there. I had thought the backup process would take a long time and was amazed by how quick it was.

  2. You could always go with Google Docs for filing things so that you don’t have to worry about backup as much.

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