Hard Drive Crash

Ugh. Well, the unthinkable happened. You never think it will happen to you, and then it does. My hard drive crashed and burned about two weeks ago, and boy has it given me some things to think about. I had a backup system set up, but it wasn’t working! So my last full backup had been June of last year. As I saw the hard drive starting to fail, I was quick on my feet and made sure to backup all of my client files. But what did I miss? My own children’s photographs. Yep, which means Campbell’s first birthday, our vacation last year, Halloween, Christmas, and most importantly, Kelden’s birth. I had a few people take a look at the drive, and the damage is extensive. It requires being sent off to a clean room where they will disassemble it piece by piece and try to read the data on the platters. I have my fingers crossed that something will be recoverable, but there is a hefty price to pay. They said between $1000-$3000 dollars. YIKES. But how do you put a price on your family photos? You don’t. Just a reminder to everyone out there – backup up your family photos and videos NOW! Life gets so busy and it’s easy to forget…

She's Crafty - May 12, 2010 - 12:17 am

Yep, I lost some of my honeymoon photos when our laptop crashed taking ALL of the pics with it. Luckily, we were able to download some freeware and recover most of them (thank God most of my other vacay/family pics had been uploaded to Snapfish). I unfortunately lost video of the fire dancer from the luau – which I really wanted to turn into some still shots. So I know what you mean…

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