In a major subject departure, I'd like to give you a thoughtful, intelligent review of superior data save-and-retrieve technology.
But I can't. I don't understand it. But I do understand the pain of losing forever a hard drive without having the information backed up someplace that's else.
And I understand this: connect a Clickfree auto-backup drive to my laptop via one USB cable.
That's it. That's all I have to do. The Clickfree then takes over and automatically transfers every last thing on my computer to its own memory, then tells me it's done so I can disconnect it and put it away. And when I connect the Clickfree again in a few weeks, it'll take all the newest stuff off my computer and add it to whatever it's already archived in an easy-to-find-and-fetch set-up. Then, if I accidentally delete something from my laptop, I can snag it from the Clickfree. Genius.
If only Staff were as efficient. Heck, if only I were as efficient.
Clickfree drives offer storage capacity ranging from 120 GB to 640 GB at prices from $109 to $189 (the newest is the nifty black one with its own stand and built-in USB thingie in the back); clickfree.com for retailers.