I have spent the last three days dealing with the chaos created by a faulty SATA cable which fried my computer hard drive. You wouldn’t read about what happened with this cable, but fortunately I wasn’t actually far off with my computer backups. But it’s still been a bit of a headache.

However here’s some advice for photographers out there based on my experience:

1. It’s never too late or too early to start backing up – do it now!
If you haven’t got an automated backup system, then set aside a day a week/month when you do your backups manually. You can buy mirror drives now so if you lose one half of your drive the other part will still function. You can also get external drive caddies where you slot your hard drive into this, plug in the usb cord at the end and away you go.
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