Er... no... that's not it.
I started to realize that at any moment, God could strike the life out of the drive and erase a few years worth of photos that I have taken. If you only knew the number of photos I take in a month, you would understand the amount of data I'm dealing with. In the past, I burned the files to CD's and left them on the drive. There were probably about ten of these discs floating around in my closet.
Out of fear, I started to back up the photos on Saturday and I just finished. No, I didn't work non-stop. I stopped to pee. . . twice.
There are now forty four discs, most of them are DVD's. That equals roughly 150 gigabytes of photos! That number doesn't count the original discs from a few years ago.
Now my family photos are stored not only on the hard disk, but also on 44 CD's and DVD's.
I will sleep better tonight knowing that my family photos are safe. . . mostly.
What if a disc gets scratched?