Saturday, 8 August 2015
Hard disk crash blues
I kept postponing backup of my data until it became too late. My hard disk crashed and I lost crucial data on my netbook.
The technician in Mwanza who replaced my disk was matter-of-fact when I asked him why disks crashed. He asked me how long I had used the laptop and I noted that he was calling it a laptop, instead of a what it is, a netbook. I assume "notebook" has not been readily accepted even by the experts.
I said: "three or four years." And he told me that is about the maximum life expectancy I should expect from my hard disc.
I plan to set up more regular data backups now.
The data loss includes a large selection of my digital photos and that means I cannot continue with posts on my 2013 in review series.