Monday, May 12, 2008

Remember

when my external hard drive died? And I lost all of my photographic memories and a lot of my client archives? And I wanted to kill myself?

Well, my father in law says that he can retrieve all of that data. For free. All I have to do is find him a drive just like it, and ship both to him.

The problem is...I'd rather lose all of my memories and work than give my FIL unaccompanied, unprepared for access to the entire backup of every crazy ass thing that has ever been downloaded to, or created on, my laptop in the past 4 years.

All of my lists. All of my letters. All of my graphics. All of everything.

I'm going to have to say Negatory on that one, Ghost Rider.

Now let's hope it doesn't cost me a fortune to let an anonymous professional retrieve my memories and peek at my craziest, most inner self.

I'll pay it though. I kind of have to.

11 comments:

Shannie said...

Uh, yeah... NO WAY! That would be a big negatory... But, sucks that you have to pay someone to do it. Sucky, but worth it.

AFRo said...

No ma'am. I would not EVER let my in laws into my hard drive. Geez... they'd know I was a nutcase then. You have to suppress all evidence. Even if it costs you an arm and a leg... maybe even your first born.

Melodie said...

I'm with you on this one. There would be NO WAY that I would let my FIL into my personal stuff. Just not gonna happen.

Tempest Mom said...

Just pray and hope like hell your "spindle" is okay. I had the same thing happen to me and I sent it off to this compoany to fix and got an email telling me my "spindle was broken, burned, some such shit" and that was the VERY end of that.. there is this OTHER much more expensive company (like close to $1,000) that I was told might be able to do even that kind of recovery, but I humbly accepted my losses and moved on rather than pay that.. :-/

Slacker Mama said...

Why don't you ask him how he was going to do it...and then try it yourself (or ask a reasonably computer savvy person to)?

I would imagine that he wants the *exact* same hard drive is that he's going to take the memory out of yours and put it in the new one.

But...yeah...no way I'd let my ILs near mine.

Me! said...

Being that I own a computer store, and have been through many failed harddrive, I would strongly suggest NOT sending it to the FIL. Family members THINK they know how to work on computers, and if he fails at his attempt, your data is gone FOREVER. We use drivesavers, http://www.datasavers.com

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Me! said...

I forgot to say... what your FIL has planned is to, remove the 'platter' (similar to a record, like from an old record player) and replace it in the 'identical' hard drive. The only problem with doing this, is it HAS to be done in a 'clean room'. So, unless your FIL has a 'clean room'..... Hopefully, you get the picture.

Hair Girl said...

FIL + HARD DRIVE + TMI = a lifetime of answering questions and "inside jokes"

Joy said...

No way no how, I would be way too scared

Doré said...

Where in the world is Ashley?!?!? No posts since Monday! I hope everything is okay....

Doré said...

oops.... disregard that last comment. I kept reloading the page, but couldn't get a more recent post.... but they all just magically appeared! Oops!