Archive for tag: hardware

The sound of failure

I mentioned a few posts ago that I had a drive fail.  It was my media drive, so it used to produce beautiful music for all to listen to.  Now, it just sounds like this.

As you can see, I bought an external connection so I could play with the drive and not have to mess around inside a case.  I had hoped that I could at least pull a directory listing off the thing, but when I tried, I only got a small subset of what was actually on the drive.  I guess I'll have to go through CDs and see what needs to be re-ripped (my last backup is a little out of date).