As I write this, my hard drive is failing. But do I care? No! Well, yes, maybe I do a little bit, but not nearly as much as if I’d been caught unawares, with a surprise failure and insufficient backup.
The hard drive is getting worse and worse, but for once in my long computing life (30+ years of having a computer as a central essential part of my daily business and personal life), I’m ready and prepared for the event.
I am setting the timetable for its eventual demise, at a time and on a basis of my choosing, rather than allowing it to surprise me at a random time of its inanimate choosing, but a time which uncannily will also be in circumstances of maximum inconvenience.
Okay, so it has taken me some 30 years to get to this happy state of preparedness – a state which required astonishingly almost no technical or other complexity, special knowledge, or even special expense.
The great news is you don’t have to wait so long to be elevated to a similar zen level of nirvana. Simply click on over to read the new article on Looking After Your Hard Drive and its Data.