Last week I had the misfortune of losing my trusty PowerBook’s hard drive to s.m.a.r.t. error oblivion. I’ve tried a couple different recovery applications, but haven’t succeeded in salvaging anything yet. I have some backups, but I definitely lost more information than I would prefer.
The good news is that the failure of my PowerBook has provided the impetus for me to get one of Apple’s new MacBook Pros. I ran the request by my supervisor and she agreed to let me go ahead with the purchase. In the meantime I’m getting by with a 14″ iBook and it should be more than sufficient to carry me through the next several weeks until the new machine arrives. I’m already really appreciating its larger screen and faster G4 processor.