Hello everybody, I’m a new addition to the Ebuyer team and I’m delighted to have been asked to contribute to Ebuyer HQ.
I’m writing this post in the aftermath of a personal disaster and so, in the absence of any other form of inspiration for blog topics, I hope you don’t mind me telling you what happened to me recently.
I’d had my laptop for a couple of years, no problems whatsoever. In fact pretty much everything that was important was kept on there – I’m talking sentimental important like holiday snaps and videos of family events; and actual important docs such as flight confirmations, CVs, car insurance details, the works.
Call it old age, or call it overheating (it was pretty warm) but two weeks ago I took my trusted laptop on holiday to Gran Canaria with me. What a mistake!
First few days, all good and fine. You may call me sad but yes I like to keep up with my emails, Facebook and Twitter while on holiday. Day 4, sat down, turned on and there was a weird whirring noise. I’m no techno whizz but even I knew something was wrong. Turned it off, then on again…laptop lasted all of 5 minutes and then wham, that was it like all the energy had been zapped from the machine.
My first thought was one of panic – all my files lost! Luckily for me, one of my holiday companions knew a thing or two about PCs and managed to transfer all my data onto an external hard drive when I got home – PHEW!
The moral of my story I suppose is, get yourself some extra storage and get backing up your data now. Since getting back, I’ve been on Ebuyer (well as a new employee I’m allowed a little plug) and bought myself a portable hard drive. I don’t need a lot of storage as my digital belongings comprise Microsoft Office files and a few pics but I was pleasantly surprised at the value of hard drives.
Anyone else suffered like me, let me know? (I’m sure I’m not alone in my misguided blissful ignorance of safe back-up!)