Hard drives die

January 16, 2006 at 6:00 am | Posted in file management | Leave a comment

It’s true.  Hard drives die.  Usually, one has to live through the loss of all that precious data to realize this truth.  It happned to some friends of mine a few months ago and it will probably happen to some of us.

Lifehacker has put together a great guide to creating an automatic backup for your hard drive.  Highly recommended.

The only issue that this guide doesn’t touch on is what to do with your backup.  While external hard drives offer the most convenient way to backup your files, CD/DVD’s offer low cost storage that you can mail to someone out of state.  Every few months, burn the good stuff to a CD or DVD and stash it somewhere other than your house.

Let’s hope that you never need it.

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