...and today it happened... the thing we afraid most in the digital age - when ones become zeros
. In other words - losing data on your hard drive.
What happened: i just uninstalled a small program that changed my desktop wallpapers automatically. A bit later when accessing my photos catalog that contained more than 6 month photos (jpg-s and not yet processed raw files) i discovered that all folders were totally empty. Well.. not only the photos catalog, THE WHOLE PARTITION OF THE DRIVE was erased, only empty folders everywhere were left (lost all my music, movies, software installation files and photos). I could recover only about 15% of lost data. All other files were completely deleted or broken.
Files that are converted from raw's to jpg-s, i always write onto 2 DVD discs. But now when i've been very busy, i did not have time to write them on discs.
So, i got my lesson. Now I'm looking for a good (quality, but not very expensive) hard drive to where i can back-up the data that has not yet written to DVDs.
I'd really appreciate if you share which external hard drives you use - what you suggest, what not, which ones have crashed soon?