It’s dead, Jim

My laptop hard drive finally died yesterday. Fortunately, this is the second time I have seen hard drive failure coming and made a full backup, and just in time. Like the last case (which was my desktop) after the backup finished, I could not boot the machine. Here’s to intuition. (And noticing a metal grinding noise doesn’t hurt either.)

Today I’ll head to Fry’s to get a new one, which hopefully will last a bit longer.