posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 12:58 PM
Not much you can do with a mechanical problem with what happen like you said, but I agree about the extrenal drive.
Obviously back up is the best solution, but you can waste alot of time constantly backing everything up. Even the one-touch systems take thirty
minutes and are you going to do that everyday. Not many do, and they get tired and stop backing up all together.
This is what I do.....
I have a laptop that I only use. No desktop, but the same process can be done with both.
I have three harddrives. One in my laptop, the one in my external usb drive.
Those two are identical too eachother. I set one up and clone the other with Norton Ghost.
The one that is in my computer is set up with Deepfreeze a software that encryps the directory and loads that image everytime you boot up. So if
anything happens like malware attack or power failure, 99 percent of the time you are good to go when you boot up because the computer can't be
Well, if your computer can't be changed how do you save your work and downloads? That is what the third harddrive is for. You are always working on
your external harddrive and that is the one that gets all the mechanical wear and tear. So make it a cheap one not too large, just large enough for
you to work and download stuff for a month and then transfer the data you wanna archive on the other harddrives.
Works for me. I was at the library and everyones laptop majorly crashed and couldn't boot up a year ago. I booted right back up like nothing ever
Many people thought that I was the one that did something malicious, which got me alittle nervous.
Good luck with your new setup no matter what you decide to do.
[edit on 2-11-2007 by MrMysticism]