But still, that’s kinda freaked me out a little. I’ve just realised that if the computer makes just one little mistake, one bad positioning of the needle inside the hard drive, it’s game over, and bye bye all 250GBs of data I’ve collected, including the two most important sets of data I’ve ever created: source files and graphics to the Ultimate Lame Ship Game and all 200-ish pages of Dragon Tail and its (relatively small) Draconic Dictionary counterpart. Those things took me years to make, losing them completely would be a nightmare.
So, I’ve VERY promptly backed them up onto my external hard drive, but I’m still freaked out about THAT failing, too, because I’ve never fully trusted external hard drives. So, I’m gonna be getting another hard drive soon when I have some more monies – it’ll be a big one, 750GB or 1TB if I feel like it. I’ll probably end up partitioning that into a smaller boot drive and a larger data drive. After reading up on boot drives, I get why PC manufacturers make a system partition and a data partition now – it supposedly speeds up boot times.
And as a bonus, I’ll have 372GB of extra space from the spare hard drive! And… ehe, I actually knew that WITHOUT looking. Geez, I know so much about my computer, hehe.
Yeah, so… I’d recommend that you please backup your stuff. Seriously. It feels nice to know that your important data is safe… unless lightning strikes you about three times and EVERY hard drive you own fails at exactly the same time.
Anyhoo, I’ll see yous all later!