Thursday, January 3, 2013

farewell, sweet old hard drive.

RIP old HDD. :( For Christmas my dad was super generous and got an SSD for my computer, so that I could run things more quickly and have a more stable platform for my operating system to run off of. Things were going swimmingly until I accidentally knocked out my power strip from the wall. After that Windows 8 wouldn't run. My old hard drive running alongside my SSD would sometimes flicker out of "my computer" only to return moments later.

Today was the day. That hard drive held my photos, videogames, music, and programs. Today it finally died.

So until I order a new hard drive I won't have access to photoshop, and in turn won't be able to post photos I've shot in raw format on my camera. Thankfully I have my little phone camera, but I'm not going to drown you all in subpar shots because I am technologically limited at the moment.

Thank goodness my dad got me the SSD, otherwise I'd simply be without a computer. No extra hard drive to run Windows, no extra hard drive to hold any data. If not for that one Christmas present I'd be sitting at a desk without music streaming, and being cranky for not getting to browse the internet before heading into work.

Pardon all the technobabble, though! For those that think I am speaking pig latin (and really, I have no idea what I'm talking about half the time, Ryan is the brain behind the technology operations) ... the HDD has moving parts. An SSD has no moving parts. SSDs are fast and efficient and last a very long time ... like computer elves. HDDs are mere mortals that have limitations and short lifespans. I am using my SSD to run my operating system (Windows 8) and other core programs. I was using my HDD to store all my photos and clutter.

mist of the gorges. Untitled

While we installed the SSD we ran into a few hiccups, but I had brewed lovely tea to keep me chipper. Ryan can attest to the fact that I was so stressed out about my tower being uncooperative and not housing the SSD properly that I absolutely got teary-eyed and very downtrodden until he saved the day.

Pictured above is "Mist of the Gorges" ... an amazing Chinese green tea I picked up from The House of Tea!

1 comment :

  1. It has yet to be seen if it will be a wd mybook standard notebook hard drive like the one featured in the PlayStation 3, however.


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