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New Hard Drive

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!

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.