Macaonasa 22:14 03 Sep 2004

I currently have 2 hard disks with one of them acting as backup only. I also have my data backed up on CD-RWs. I'm wondering if it's really necessary to have 2 backups; can both my hard disks suffer simultaneous fatality?

  Diodorus Siculus 22:50 03 Sep 2004

can both my hard disks suffer simultaneous "fatality?"

Yes, if there is a power surge or such similar problem.

Unlikely in the normal run of events though. You should be secure enough if you do a regular backing up.

  Peter 23:51 03 Sep 2004


If someone steals your PC, both your hard disks will go and with it ALL of your data, backup as well. You need a backup stored separately from your PC, preferable at another location in case of a fire.


  Peter 23:56 03 Sep 2004


If someone steals your PC both hard drives and ALL of your data will go with it leaving you without a backup. You need a backup separate from your machine preferably store off site in case of fire.


  Peter 23:58 03 Sep 2004


Sorry about the double post, but I thought a site hic-cough had lost the first one.


  Macaonasa 00:44 04 Sep 2004

External hard disk then.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone