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Old 07-27-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Well, after a year, my MacBook's harddrive crashed on me. Not surprising since I use the thing probably 7-10 hours a day on average. Although I lost a fair amount of data, it's actually proven to be a blessing in disguise. I had Leopard installed and had done every single update. Because I bought the computer with Tiger and didn't have my Leopard disk with me, the guy at the Apple Store could only put Tiger on my new harddrive. I had forgotten how much better and more stable it was than Leopard.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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You should consider backing up to an external hard drive..... I would die if I lost all my videos, photos, documents, etc. Our entire lives are practically on our computers. Its almost the equivalent of having a house fire in my opinion.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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You should consider backing up to an external hard drive..... I would die if I lost all my videos, photos, documents, etc. Our entire lives are practically on our computers. Its almost the equivalent of having a house fire in my opinion.
Everything up until about 3-4 months ago was backed up on various DVDs (which will take me ages to go through properly). Fortunately, my wife has a number of pictures on her computer that would have been lost otherwise. As for documents, it's mostly stuff that can be recreated from various online financial accounts and stuff that's in my email. The only thing I completely lost was a project for a client that was due on Friday. I felt like the delinquent college freshman telling him that it would take a few extra days because of "computer problems.

But yes, I agree, I'm going to go out in the next few days and buy a top of the line external harddrive. Any recommendations anyone? I think 500 GB should suffice for me. In the next month or so, I'm planning to buy a desktop computer (24" iMac) so as not to stress my poor laptop so much. That'll essentially be two sources of backup with the external harddrive.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:03 PM
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I have a 1.25 GHz Powerbook which took a giant speed hit when I switched it from Tiger to Leopard. OTOH, Leopard works fine on my 2.1 GHz iMac. It seems to use a lot of processor power.

BTW, I read recently that the next OS update, Snow Leopard, will focus on speed and stability instead of introducing a long list of new features. I like the sound of that.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I updated my MBP (2.16 GHz) to Leopard when it first came out. I lasted about one week and downgraded back to Tiger because of numerous problems. I have spoken to several people who did the same thing. I have also talked to many people who bought a computer with Leopard and loved it and had no problems. I am not concerned with using Leopard on the my next computer but I wouldn't upgrade one of my current ones again.
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