I admit it; I’ve been a bit reckless. 14 GB of image files, plus an entire Documents folder, costly software installations, texture downloads, PS actions, etc.  – with NO BACKUP!!! Learned my lesson today, and am now on the hunt for a reliable, economical solution that will save me from myself. You see, I love taking pictures, I love the editing process, I love putting them out there for the world to see. The more mundane tasks of backing up my images and files, however, not so much. I have 8 months worth of files on my laptop with no means of recovery in place.

So, when today’s hardware near-fiasco almost rendered my PC – and files – in accessible, I got my wake-up call. Scouts honor, today I will be placing an order with NewEgg for a highly rated 1-2 TB external storage drive to which I pledge to faithfully commit my images and files from this day forward…

If you’re as guilty as I am of neglecting to take proper precautions, let this serve as a gentle reminder to back up any files you would miss should the unthinkable happen.