. . . when I mentioned the other day that I thought it was a bad power supply that was clogging up my computer’s speed. Given that I had a little free time on my hands the past couple of days, I did a little more research before pulling the trigger on a new power supply and it’s a good thing I did. With some creative Googlin’ I found suggestions pointing more toward a bad hard drive – a much more nightmarish scenario – rather than a bad power supply. I also found suggestions to check out programs that examine your hard drive’s S.M.A.R.T. information, got one, and indeed it told me that I had a very bad drive – and the one I was most worried about, my Itunes drive, which is packed with 200gb of music. Let me restate that for emphasis: 200gb of music – that’s 689 artists, over 3000 albums, nearly 37,000 songs. Do I want to re-rip all of those again? NO. Would I rather spend $100 on a new drive and transfer all of that to a new, safer haven? You bet. And that’s just what I did: one 500gb Western Digital hard drive is on its way right now. Now this old drive just has to last through Friday when it’s delivered.
November 27, 2007
So I was wrong