You have read that correctly. My Windows 7/Application hard drive died when I came back from work. After being able to backup the folders needed before I could not boot into Windows 7 again without damaging the drive permanently, I rushed to my local store… where I work… got a 1TB WD HDD for replacement and raced back here to get the story out that I will be offline just for a bit as I reinstall everything this evening.
I had three 500GB WD drives, but only one was used more than the other because of the storage of Windows and most of my game data files so I don’t see any failure any time soon on the other drives, but I will make sure I keep a good eye and backup often. Most of the data is stored externally for programing, but some of the design files are stored locally. As I tell everyone, no one, no matter how good you are, your hard drive will crash at one point.
Updates as they happen!
11:07pm Update: I was able to hook up my old HDD and get the information that I needed. Including my application installs so I don’t have to look for them all again, documents, mail, and bookmarks. This is good news. Always backup! Never forget!
11:51pm Update: I am starting the long process of reinstalling everything.
2:11am Update: Everything is all done. A few more applications to install: WinRAR and the Adobe Suite CS4.