The Best Way to Back Up Your Computer

March 4, 2015 2:20 AM

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The Best Way to Back Up Your Computer

There are two types of hard drives: those about to fail, and those that will fail eventually. Plan accordingly.

I learned this in my great photo catastrophe of 2012. On vacation in Italy with a fancy-pants camera, I saved gigabytes and gigabytes of Tuscan sunsets onto a new portable drive. But when I got home and plugged it in, the drive started to chirp like a cicada. Gulp. My photos would only show up, brie...

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