Off the grid
Posted by Trixter on July 20, 2007
Where have I been lately? Off the grid. What originally started as a personal decision has now turned into a technical necessity: The hard disks in my main machine have blown and we’re broke until I get paid next month. I know I have other machines, but I’ve used this one machine for all of my main communication (email, IM, etc.) that it doesn’t feel “right” working on another machine for my day-to-day stuff. Call me anal.
Next month’s payday is, conveniently, my birthday, so I will reward myself with two brand new hard drives. Nothing fancy; I’ll probably do what I always do when buying hard drives:
- Go to newegg.com
- Look at every single hard drive with the specs I’m interested in; for example:
- SATA or PATA
- 3 year warranty at bare minimum
- Divide the cost of the drive by # of gigabytes to get cost per gigabyte
…and pick the drive with the best value.
Why two drives? Because I hate losing data due to circumstances beyond my control. Must… mirror… data…