Saturday, February 18, 2012

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

No. I'm not leaving y'all. But my external hard drive has given up the ghost. I'll be transitioning from my old 1 TB hard drive to my new 3 TB hard drive over the next couple of weeks, but it's sure hard to get the files off my old drive when it only runs for about 10 minutes at a time, once every 24 hours! I did manage to save all of my working files AND my Photoshop, so at least I can still design new stuff, it's just getting all of my completed stuff off of my hard drive that will be hard. Right now I'm trying a trick that one of the IT guys at work suggested. It sounds kind of crazy, but it let me get about 20G of stuff off all in one shot yesterday. Don't try this at home, unless you're absolutely positive that there's no other resort. I had completely given up on getting anything else off of my hard drive, so was willing to try this. I wrapped my hard drive in a kitchen towel, put it in a zip lock bag and squeezed all of the air out. I put it in a crisper drawer (so nothing would get spilled on it), and let it sit in there for 24 hours. Brought it out and let it warm up to room temperature (this part was really important, because it wouldn't even run when it was cold), and I was able to run it for about 30 minutes instead of my usual 10!

To celebrate my good fortune, I'm going to work on a little freebie for everyone who signs up for my newsletter. So if you haven't already signed up, you should get to it. I'll be emailing the link to the freebie sometime next week, and then it'll only be available for purchase. Have a good weekend, everyone!