Been on the forum most days for a week or two now but have not been able to post much as My laptop HDD had died and I've been really busy. I dropped it off to my local PC shop to get it fixed (cos I did not have the time).
Picked it up tonight on the way back from work and have been busy installing stuff back on it. After installng MS Office and Adobe Master suite and 4 drivers (yeh I know but I work in the industry -- 1 x Black and White Multi Function, 1 x 6 colour Epson, 1 battery operated portable and one label ), and the Synology Data replicator client, I restored 100 gb of data (including 30 gb or so of photos) I have got it pretty much all up and running again with no data loss!
Bad news is the replacement drive is only 500 gb (but is a faster RPM) and it only has 291 gb free but who really cares when I have 2.3 TB free on my Synology NAS AND 3 empty drive bays that can hold another 3 TB each!
Very glad I added a NAS to my home network over Christmas.... I think it has just paid for itself!
Now just have to decide if I should reinstall Nikon NX2 and was wondering if I should buy a copy of Lightroom or the Nikon Capture software while I was at it. Any ideas? Lightroom is fairly cheap for me as I am entitled to purchase a teacher/student version through work.