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“Just because you’re paranoid…” Backup Then Backup Again

Until recently, I relied on solely an external hard drive to backup my photos.  As the amount of photos I had grew and the amount of time spent taking and editing them ballooned, I became increasingly paranoid that one day despite the backup, I would lose my laptop and backup at the same time to fire, theft or some other mishap. And as Kurt Cobain would say, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”

A few weeks ago I lost my laptop in Switzerland whilst on holiday – scratch the first copy of photos.  This morning my backup hard drive went from a near silent whirring to an ominous clicking that seems to be the machine equivalent of a death rattle because there’s no more life in the old dog – scratch the second copy of photos. Of all the people I know who’ve had a hard drive fail, every single one of them has been a Lacie, no exaggeration.  So it shouldn’t have come as a huge surprise that the drive that failed came from this company.  Big thumbs down to Lacie, grrrrr.

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