What is on your computer’s hard disc? Preserve your computer data. May, 2011. The Language Teacher. Vol 35, No. 3. p.50-52.
Almost everything that makes your computer useful is on your hard drive. Software, preferences, and settings that make it work the way you like are stored there. Most of the reports, articles, teaching materials, and ideas you have ever written are there too. You probably have important photos of friends, family, life-changing events, or good memories on your hard drive. Financial records, legal documents, medical information, dissertations-in-progress, and other critical files may be on your disc. Many of these may not be anywhere else.
Eventually, your hard disc will fail.