So I’ve been unemployed for a while now. I’ve tried my hardest to look for work over the last two years and not ask people for money but I’ve hit an unexpected problem. As of two nights ago, my laptop is reporting that my hard disk is in critical condition and will most likely fail in the near-future. I currently don’t have reliable access to other computers, can’t get the drive fixed, and have no way of backing up my almost-10 years worth of professional, personal, financial data, memories, documents, programs, etc. Essentially everything I’ve amassed since 2005 is on that hard drive, including expensive programs that I most likely won’t be able to replace easily.
I’m in a really tight spot right now and losing my computer and data will make this much worse for me. At the very least, I’d like to get a 1TB external hard drive so I can both create a System Image and make a separate back up all my files in hopes of easily restoring everything when I can afford a new computer (since SIs can be fickle with working on new devices).
After I get the external, I can continue to use my computer until the drive’s imminent death. Right now, I have to keep the computer off as not to further strain the drive and prolong it’s functionality until I can back everything up.
Anything beyond the external HD’s cost will go towards both getting a new computer and working towards my driver’s license (the goal is just a rough underapproximation of how much all three will cost me total. I do not expect to receive that much and will not be upset if I can’t reach it.)
I feel really bad that I have to resort to this when I can’t offer anything in return but at the rate things are going, not only will I remain unemployed but I won’t have my primary resource for job searching, as well as my only reliable connection to the outside world (I’m typing this on my phone and it’s very uncooperative and has very poor battery life).
If you can spread the word and help me out I would really appreciate it. I’m sorry to have to beg for money like this when there are people who need it much more than I do, but I’m running out of time and options.