I’m sitting at my laptop. My desktop is running Seagate DiscWizard. It’s a handy utility that came with my new hard disk drive. It’s copying my old hard drive onto the new 1 terabyte drive. The old drive is a 200 gigabyte that has been making some funny noises lately. It sounds a lot like cicadas. A high pitch drone that fades in and out periodically. So, I bought a new hard drive.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen someone loose a ton of important data from a hard drive failure… it’s never pretty. That’s why I’m excited that I tuned in and heard my drive making this noise before it died. I had time to get a replacement and save all my data.