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May 17, 2005

External Hard Drives…

... are more trouble than they're worth!

My 160Gb drive, which I bought only a month ago, broke while I was transporting it this weekend. When I had it at home it was fine, when I plugged it in here it was broken. Recover and format both failed, so it's now unusable. Fortunately it was mainly full of videos (replaceable), but I did lose some of my photo collection. Luckily I have copies of the best ones on my internal HDD for my screensaver.

This is the second external drive of mine that's broken, excluding the one that was DOA, and Richard's drive broke just last week. I'm now going to go out and buy a load of DVDs – at least when they break it only costs 25p to replace and theres a lot less data lost!

It has a 2 year manufacturer's warranty, but as it's sold as internal I don't know if they'll fix it. I'll find out when I have less other stuff to do, like burning DVDs. Oh and revision.

Dave-Miller.com - 17th


Bug In Blogs

Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/davidmiller/favs/?item=&display=full&index=0

This is partly IE's fault but caused by something in the favourites css – it works on Firefox and is fine on any page except favourites.

(Sorry about the quality, I did it in Paint because I can't be bothered to load anything better.)

Dave-Miller.com - 17th


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