Backup Routine for Photos, & Sudden Hard Drive Failure

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Found Diagnostics Tools on Another WD Hard Drive
In reply to larrytusaz, Jul 26, 2013

SMART only predicts about half of failures, so it's not really that great a panacea.   Backups are the answer.  Find a method that you can use sustainably.  And retire drives from being the primary storage location after 5 years of use.  They can still be used for other functions, but don't let it be a point of failure where you lose all work since your last backup.

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