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Hard drive failure

Apr 302014

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This error message welcomed me on my laptop screen today so I spent the rest of the day making backups on my external drive.

The disk appears to be working normally so it could be a false alarm. I'll run some checks on it later, but just to be safe I copied everything over. I think I'll take this opportunity to finally make some order in my backups and if the drive is really dieing I might pick up an SSD to replace it.

Laptop is still under warranty though, so maybe I can get it fixed for free.

While there's never the right time for hardware failure, I'm not under that much pressure at the moment and there's no data lost so besides being an inconvenience, this event is not a major setback.

May this post be a reminder to you to make your backups on time :)

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