Backup, Backup, Backup
The reality of hard drives is that they are going to crash sometime. It is not a question of if, but when. Nothing can prevent data loss better than performing routine backups of all your data. Users can save hours, days and weeks of downtime by minimizing their data loss through routine backups. A good anti-virus software package, updated regularly, will also offer some protection against data loss.
If you have experienced a hard drive failure and don't have a backup in place, speak with a Data Recovery representative about purchasing a new external drive with your data recovery...Now is the time!!!