Now that I have lots of PDF files of articles, it seems like a good idea to do regular backups. So I mirror all the key directories onto an external drive.
Last night I did the same — and the external disk started clicking. And clicking. Yes, it’s the “click of death” — a hard disk on its way out.
I hastily ordered two more external hard disks off the web!
It’s been suggested to me that I should get a NAS box with a couple of drives mirroring each other and run it in the loft, backing up wirelessly.