I didn’t buy myself any birthday present this year and since Google has been so generous with me, accepting me for SoC and paying the first $505… I bought a new hard drive for my laptop (sony vaio fw). What I really needed was a external hard drive but I thought to myself, what the heck, I’ll buy a new hard drive for the laptop and pass the old drive to a external case. That was exactly what I did! I bought the WD Scorpio Black 320GB, a 320 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM hard drive!
I’m not expecting any miracle, it’s just a nice upgrade.
Here’s a picture of the new and the old hard drive:
The bad part of this history:
It took two days for the hard drive to arrive at my home, It arrived today by 08:45 (am). I had a all morning battle with Windows Vista/7. The f* thing just wouldn’t install! I always got the error code 0×80070017, I burned 4 DVDs at different speeds, 2 at the lowest speed possible. It reminded me of my first CD burner.. anyway, no go! The solution was to install unetbootin on Ubuntu and burn a Windows ISO to my pen drive. Then it worked. Once again linux proves it self to be a life savior!
By the way, you may be thinking “WTF! Why spend any time installing Windows?!”. Sometimes I join a group of friends (about 10 of them) to play some lan games and relax a bit. This is the only reason for me to have windows on my machine and spending all morning trying and trying…
PS: Thanks to Google