I don’t know if it’s just me, the way I use PCs or I’m just unlucky, but I’ve had another hard drive go tits up on me. It has been a gradual thing, the read/write seems to have become slower and slower … and slower. Accessing my digital photos with Bridge or Lightroom has been next to impossible. Despite the numerous updates from Microsoft and Adobe over the recent weeks I concluded it was a problem with the drive and not some spurious bug introduced by Auto Update.
I’ve now installed a new drive and am in the process of recovering the majority of my images from my backup drive – 1.5 TB I think. Unfortunately, some of my more recent work wasn’t backed up so I’ve jury-rigged the faulty drive into another, older machine in an attempt to copy the files onto it – Windows is telling me that it’s going to take 11.5 hours to copy one folder of 15GB – scratch that, I’ve just checked and it’s now going to take 16 hours. Whatever I can recover will save me having to redo my editing.
I don’t mind wasting my own time, but I hate have my time wasted.