Here’s something that I don’t get…why people are so quick, and seemingly happy, to slam Apple products.
I recently posted a picture on Twitter and said, “This can’t be good: http://img.ly/7wym”.
A friend of mine quickly responded, “I’ve never had a problem like that with a Windows box”, which seems like a strange thing to say because:
- Windows doesn’t have anything like Time Capsule built into it.
- It specifically mentions the hard drive, which fail all the time regardless of the OS or situation
- the OS is actually warning me of a problem, which is amazing.
So I respond with, “It’s not a Mac thing, it’s a Time Capsule thing…problem with the HD”. And the quick reply, “Sure fine. It is still an Apple product that is not behaving correctly. I’ll file that away for later”.
File it away for what? Future rebuttals? “Oh ya? Well your 4 year old Apple product had a hard drive fail…so there!”
In my mind the product is actually working just fine because it is still running, and it warned me, AND it told me what is wrong AND what to do to fix it.
The irony of course, is that this is a backup system put in place to protect against hard drive failures. Which happen All. The. Time. This is why I have two backups…if one goes bad, I still have the other while I get a replacement.
But this isn’t just a hard drive that went bad, this is a failure of an Apple product. Hockey dokey then.