So, my hard drive is once again on the brink of death. Luckily I have this laptop from work since I'm supposed to be keeping a beady eye on the network usage in London all weekend. Still, it is not my desktop, which I much prefer.
The last time my hard drive died was right after we brought Margaret home from the hospital. That time it took nearly three months to get fixed because I hadn't registered the Apple Care beforehand because Apple makes it a royal pain to do if you buy the computer from a reseller instead of the Apple store. I did get the drive replaced eventually, and now it is clearly failing again a scant four months later. I am not amused. Also, the Apple Care has just run out.
Given the lack of Apple Care, and the fact that this is the second hard drive failure in far too short a time, I'm going to assume that the computer just needs to be replaced. I am not amused. It used to be that you could count on the hardware lasting long enough to be considered obsolete. I would be tempted to get an non-Apple product, but I do really prefer their OS, and all our related equipment is Mac stuff. Sigh. One thing is certain, I am not springing for another tower.