Transplanting the crucial part

After over four years of dutiful work, my trusty Asus V6800 (or V6V) laptop suddenly threw errors at me during startup.
With a SMART status of BAD, it instructed me to go buy a new HDD, as the likelihood of failures would increase dramatically in the near future.

So I did.
I grabbed myself a Samsung 160GB 2.5″ HDD, and the cheapest 2.5″ enclosure I could possibly find, and found out that both the HDD and the enclosure are unimaginably cheap. At Γ’β€šΒ¬8,- the enclosure is like stealing from the poor!

Luckily, there are some nice people on the internet, and some of those give away their software for off-line bit-for-bit HDD copying for free! It even supports USB-connected HDD’s and runs on a minute Linux Live CD; it even has a wizard on it for easy copying. Nais. πŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “Transplanting the crucial part”

  1. Is that your work-laptop pr your private one?

    And I suppose this means you’re back to work instead of making us jealous with stories of the Grand Canyon?

  2. Well, if my work laptop would give me such an error, I’d be on the phone with the support-people right away, I’ve gotten that schmuck real fast. πŸ™‚
    No, it’s my own machine, and it worked out really great! It’s much faster right now, and my data is secure once again.

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