Ready for a nightmare?
Yesterday 2 USB drives failed. Both were working. Both failed within a few minutes of each other.
I needed them to backup data from my wife's computer and my NAS. So much for that.
Today, I bought 2 x 1 TB drives.
Managed to get the data on my wife's computer backed up. (Small mercies...)
My desktop died. My main machine. Dead. Farted away 3 hours that I don't have trying to fix it.
The box boots... then freezes. Nadda. Tried pulling out cards and all that. No more time to sink into it.
My daughter knocked out the router while I was copying family pictures from the NAS. Sigh... Hours of copying, and now I have no idea what's been done... not that it mattered as the network speeds are so darn slow. (Reminder to self - investigate routers very well before buying another...)
We fly out in 31 hours. All day tomorrow is completely booked up - every minute is already taken. We're not finished packing.
So... stuck on the laptop for now.
I figure I'd best just grab the drives out of the desktop and trash it. If I cart it half way around the world and can't get it fixed, then it was a total waste. We have 6 flights before we arrive at our final destination.
The NAS has all the family pictures on it, so, I'll take that with me instead. I was going to pack it and mail it, but not now with no extra backups.
Another computer I can buy --- family pictures? Not so much.
It's been a crappy day. Tomorrow had better be better.