June 12th, 2004


hard drive

I put my larger, newer hard drive in my new enclosure and connected it to the laptop. Click click click...dead dead dead. It seems the enclosure thingie is working well but the hard drive is the truly dead one. This is unfortunate because that is the drive that has most of my data on it. I had hoped it would be the other one that failed. I wonder if they both did. Well, we cross that bridge when we come to it. I'll package up that drive in a bit and find out.

hard drive two...

This one is okay. It's an older one, though. The one I really want to get to is screwed in in such a way that I am going to have to take most of the computer apart to get to it. Makes me wonder about the people who make these computer cases. At this point, though, I am fine with taking it apart. I am thinking of many options for what is left of this computer.

third hard drive

I got the last one out and plugged it into the enclosure. It too works. It's unfortunate that the drive with the greatest amount of data is the one that died.

i wrote to a person I have used for computer repair and from whom I bought a computer some years ago. I asked him what it might take to retrieve the files from that drive. We shall see. In the meantime I can be thinking about moving files from these other drives to CDs and other places.

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Casey's grad party was very low-key, at least during the time I was there. his parents, brothers, friends, uncles, aunts, and grandparents were there. It made me think about how this is so typical for many families, to have such a nice simple extended-family relationship. They came from different cities and were staying in hotels. It isn't typical of my family, as much as we try. It becomes a major event every time we do happen to show up, and that adds pressure.