This is what an Apple Genius told me yesterday.
My response, “Like…right now?!” Apparently so.
I suspected as much because my computer has been temperamental for about a month, freezing every other minute while I’m trying to pound away.
Thankfully, I have taken measures to safeguard myself against the heartbreak of losing everything stored on my hard drive. I’m sure most of you are smart and back up regularly. In the past I have not been so wise. THIS TIME, I’m using 2 kinds of protection. Because a condom is only 97% effective right? (Bad joke, sorry.)
My two saving graces: Apple Care and DropBox.
I never buy insurance on phones or computers because I usually lose or crash them before I can ever take advantage of the warranty. But with my first Mac, I went all out and purchased Apple Care, which means they will replace my hard drive for free and the computer will run like kido again. YAY!
To back up all of my data instead of using an external hard drive, I’m storing everything in a DropBox cloud. This way everything is safe (as long as I pay the $60/year fee) and I can access it from anywhere in the world. If you’re interested, this service has also replaced YouSendIt for me because I can upload files and share only that file by inviting people to share it.
Obviously both are a costly, but in my opinion, totally worth it to safeguard my document and memories.Tweet this!