The day my hard drive crashed

Create a back-up system with inbuilt redundancy you can swear by, writes Katie Cincotta.

I never realised just how many expletives I had locked away in my “cuss” cupboard until I lost my hard drive. In my 18 years as a journalist, somehow I’d managed to avoid the menace of random computer termination. Here’s a responsible freelance writer who upgrades to shiny new hardware every two years. What could possibly go wrong?

Apparently, when you’re that confident, everything could. On a routine morning, the tech gremlins decided to teach me a lesson about the fallibility of bits and bytes.

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