For as long as we've been inventing ways to capture and present data we have been developing media on which to store it. With each new innovation, we've seen greater convenience, increased storage capacity, and longer lifespans. But at some point, even with the utmost care, media FAILS...leaving us with a useless piece of plastic, tape, or metal. I have been the victim of just such a failure. There is nothing worse then something happening to your computer only discover you were putting false confidence in your back up method. Double whammy.
Lets take a look at what you may be putting your faith in and if its something you might want to reconsider.