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June 18th, 2009

Do You Regularly Back Up Your Hard Drive?

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If not, this snippet from the Times’s David Pogue may cause you to reconsider:

“Your digital life spins at 7,200 rotations a minute on your computer’s hard drive. A delicate reading arm, hovering a fraction of an inch above the surface of the drive’s spinning platters, dances across them at 60 miles an hour; one bump, and your files are toast. Your hard drive’s likelihood of mechanical failure is 100 percent; it’s just a matter of when.

“And this is how society has chosen to preserve its future?