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Post by AnonONIagent on Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:23 am

So I woke up this morning to Windows notifying me that SMART had detected that my laptop's hard drive is about  to fail. So it looks like about $70 of my birthday money is going to go towards a new 2.5" 1TB Seagate Barracuda drive and an external enclosure for the old drive. So here's hoping it all gets here before my current drive completely dies.

This especially sucks since I was hoping to put that money towards another 3.5" drive for my gaming rig as well as 16 GB of Kingston Fury Black DDR4-2133 memory for when I finally get around to upgrading my CPU/Motherboard platform (as I'm currently running an overclocked AMD FX-6300 on an AM3+ platform).

What a wonderful morning.

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Re: Hard Drive Woes

Post by MesaMouse on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:06 am

Oh, no! I totally empathize as my hard drive has been making ominous whirring sounds on and off for quite some time. Every few days I copy newest pics, docs and music to a small portable storage unit in fear that the drive will just give up the ghost. Unlike your situation where a new hard drive is a good investment, my desktop unit is an oldie and is running Windows Vista! When it finally dies, I'll invest in a slimline desktop with more capacity plus Windows 10 and join the 21st century Laughing .

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Post by Peachy on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:20 am

Oh no, that kind of unexpected money spending is no fun. Especially when you had better plans for it! Sad My camera stopped reading memory cards and I was dreading finding the $300 for a new one. But then I shoved the card in there with a piece of paper so it works now. lol

Good luck getting it all sorted out! Lucky

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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:32 am

Ah, I've been waiting for my computer to come on for 2 days now. I just don't know what to do. I have no idea what's wrong, we can't afford to take it to the "computer doctor". Basically, if it shuts down, whether I shut it down, or it was just shutting down after an update, it won't come on for another 2-4 DAYS. Sad

I wish you the best of luck with your computer.

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Post by CallaLily on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:07 am

I'm not going to pretend I understood all of that but I feel your pain in unexpected expenses. I hope it arrives in time.

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Post by AnonONIagent on Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:52 pm

Good news. This latest paycheck was much larger than expected, so I had enough money to pay for a replacement drive, a new mass storage drive for my rig, and a 16 GB kit of DDR4-2400 (267 MHz faster than what I was initially planning to buy!) Kingston Fury Black memory, plus a box of Space Marines. And I still have plenty money left over for rent, food, and of course, pet supplies. So it all worked out in the end!

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Post by MesaMouse on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:34 am

@AnonONIagent wrote:Good news. This latest paycheck was much larger than expected, so I had enough money to pay for a replacement drive, a new mass storage drive for my rig, and a 16 GB kit of DDR4-2400 (267 MHz faster than what I was initially planning to buy!) Kingston Fury Black memory, plus a box of Space Marines. And I still have plenty money left over for rent, food, and of course, pet supplies. So it all worked out in the end!

Very good news indeed! Like CallaLily, I'm not going to pretend to understand all the goodies you picked up...at least I understood the "rent, food, and of course, pet supplies"!

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