I just got my new toy yesterday- a 2011 11" i7 Macbook Air. I love it, but it was going to be my work computer only.
Or so I thought.
I also have a 2009 13" white Macbook. That one was my primary computer. I upgraded it recently, stuck 6 gigs of RAM and a new, larger, 250gb drive in. It performed flawlessly, but has recently had some issues with the internet.
Just after lunch, while waiting for work to send me more topics to write articles on, I was listening to music when I shifted my knees. BAM. Music freezes, rainbow beachball of death and there was a sound that I have heard once before, when my ipod's hard drive also suffered a catastrophic failure. A low "bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz". No warning, just "derp".
My white macbook's drive had died. Insert much panicking here, because I had JUST finished writing the first draft of my novel and had added new music to the mac yesterday. No, I didn't transfer stuff off white macbook to new air because Air is for work. And no, I didn't save my story, because I am a fucking idiot
. As a matter of fact, I'm still freaking out because if the drive is dead I am fucked ten ways to Sunday.
My novel is still on that drive. God fucking damnit I hate myself right now.
I don't know whether to scream and panic because I may lose the results of 5 months of work or rejoice that I have a new mac.
Edit: OMG I saved my story. Yes. Yes. YESSS HALLELUJAH HOLY SHIT