Technology is wonderful, until it fails! Until you’re sitting in front of your computer, close to tears, pulling your hair out, suppressing a scream and close to throwing it across the room/out the window. I was at that point when my external hard drive failed, losing nearly all my music. I don’t cry easily; but my computer going wrong has made me cry more than most things, which sounds melodramatic; but some of the most important things in my life are on my computer.
I learnt the hard way about backing up my data, when my last hard drive crashed – hence why I got an external hard drive; but when that went wrong I was rather upset. Luckily though I had most of the music on my iPod and I found software which means I can copy from my iPod back onto my computer.The problem was my main hard drive is too full to store the music, which brings me back to one of the main reasons for having the external hard drives in the first place, talk about vicious circle.
Fortunately I do have a second external hard drive; but it was set up in a way that I couldn’t add files to. After an hour of searching the support site I found out how to uninstall, delete and reformat the drive; but it was completely terrifying. I was worried about messing up my computer and damaging the drive; but I knew I had to do something, so I took a deep breath and went for it. It worked and left me feeling on top of the world! I felt like a conquering hero!
My iPod is now a few hours into the 20 hours it says it will take to transfer my 13,965 songs! You can see why it’s been so important. I can’t wait for it to finish, as it’s reminded me of all the albums I’ve got and I want to go back and listen to them again.