Nothing like a hard drive crash to bring home the importance of backing up irreplaceable photos. I have an external drive, but for some reason — OK, laziness — I hadn't copied anything to it for 12 months.
So when my main drive gave up last week, I thought I'd lost a year's worth of material — including nearly 800 Cuba images. I was bummed.
Fortunately, after a series of manoeuvres that would make a Cuban mechanic proud — yes, including the freezer trick — I was able to bring the drive back to life. Photos and less important stuff, like tax returns, are safely backed up.
And I'm even using that same drive as I write this, though I realize it's living on b