Where the hell is my laptop hard drive?
January 16, 2013 6:50 PM Subscribe
I have lost my laptop's internal HD. Please help me find it.
posted by unSane to grab bag (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This going to get convoluted, so be prepared.
My wife and I both have MacBook pros. Let's call the internal drives HD1 and HD2 respectively.
HD1 was being backed up on a Time Machine volume. Let's call it HD3.
HD1 failed, so as a stopgap I bought a new external drive (HD4) and managed to restore from HD1 and HD3.
HD4 then failed after being dropped. I bought a new drive (HD5), managed to restore everything on to it, and put it in my wife's MacBook. HD4's enclosure was destroyed in the process.
The logic board then failed. So I swapped out HD2 from my laptop on my workbench and swapped in HD5, so my wife could use my laptop while hers was in the shop.
I put a HD in her laptop so they could burn test it. I THINK it was HD4 which was kinda sorta working.
We just got the laptop back so I went up to me workbench and took HD5 out of my laptop and put it back in hers.
So far, so good. She's happy, all her stuff is there, life is good.
I go back upstairs and I put what I think is HD2 back in my laptop. Only it won't boot and I realize I've put in HD1, which I saved just in case. So i swap that out and put in the other hard drive sitting on the workbench. Only that turns out to be HD3. Wtf? OK, it must be THIS one. No, that's HD4.
At which point there are no more HDs.
HD2 is gone. But as far as I know all I did was take it out of my laptop and put on the workbench. No computer was ever opened anywhere else. I have no recollection of moving any HD anywhere else.
I am left with the strange feeling that I am missing something. I know this is the nerd version of I lost my keys, but can anyone spot what happened?