I think this is probably my fifth or sixth hard drive failure this year. And, so far, it looks like I’ll make it through without serious data loss. One of my drives is being fussy about writing blocks, but I can still read from it just fine, so I’m gonna migrate all the stuff to another machine right away. This is getting weird; I guess all that stuff about keeping good backups and keeping an eye out for disk error messages really works.
I blame the latest MS worm; a thousand or more 150k emails in the junk bin must be adding up. It’s certainly increased load on my machine measurably.
UPDATE: Moved to a new machine so I can swap the old drive at leisure. Sorry for the down time. Expect another 5 minutes or so of down time when I move the new machine down to the basement.