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 â‚¬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. 🙂