OT Both my HDD's going bad at same time.

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Tue Feb 24 21:26:14 GMT 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 February 2009 14:50:51 Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>> Steven Vollom wrote:
>>>> But this unfortunately does not alter the fact that your harddisk will
>>>> die and all your data will be lost if you will not have a recent backup.
>>> It is the only gambling I do, except for a game.
>>> Steven
>> ok, but what does this mean?
>> Logically your data has no value, since you are gambling with it.
>> Through VERY BAD experiences, I came to the conclusion that my data has
>> value, at least for me. Therefore I try to treat it accordingly.
>> Kind regards
>> Eberhard
> If I buy a new drive for this machine, when the new one is just around the 
> corner, I spend money I can not afford to spend.  If I win my bet, and the new 
> motherboard arrives in time, I lose nothing and am done with this lemon.
> If I purchase a new drive that holds 280gb of data, it costs $50 and is an ATA 
> drive.  The new computer is SATA.  There lies the reason for my gamble.

I'd gamble also on a stack of empty dvds to back up the stuff that would 
be tough to find again. That will come handy even of nothing breaks 
down. just my 2c :)

> Steven

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