I just needed to take a minute and rant because over the last week (less than 7 days, really) I've had two hard drives in two separate machines start failing unexpectedly.

Fortunately, one drive is considerably worse than the other and I was able to pick up a replacement hard drive on Amazon for under $50 and I'm in the process of getting that imaged and put in the relevant laptop, but holy crap this is taking forever.