Few weeks ago I wrote about me being a storage freak. Then BOOM! my portable hard disk died two days ago. Fortunately I got everything on an external hard disk, phew! At the moment I’m relying on my flash drive for secondary storage and will be getting another PHD after payday.
The moral of this story is: make sure you back up your files at least in 2 formats (i.e. your computer / laptop AND an external source).