I went through a little scare this week. My old Maxtor 40 GB hard drive has been doing odd things lately, sputtering, causing GPF errors, and really just dying a slow death. It’s under warranty until November (so I’ll be sending it in for a replacement drive), but I was scared I’d lose all of my hard work from the last several months. There’s PSD’s and such that I can’t afford to lose.I backed everything up to my LaCie drive this morning, and then went out and picked up a new 120 GB Western Digital hard drive (with 8mb cache).

A quick format, re-imaging, and replacement, and I’m sitting pretty with 3 times the storage space as before!

All that, and it cost me $60.00 less than my 40GB drive that I bought in August of 2001!