For most people, a drive failure is just a disaster. For New York Times “Circuits” columnist David Pogue, it’s raw material–and something to get on TV with. After his adventures with DriveSavers, he did a piece for CBS called “CPR for Your Computer’s Hard Drive,” in which he describes several celebrity hard drive failures. You can watch the video by clicking “watch” at http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/sunday/main3445.shtml (toward the bottom of the page).
As if that wasn’t enough mileage to get out of one story, Pogue’s latest column describes his tour of DriveSavers’ “Museum of Bizzare Disc-asters.” It’s highly entertaining—and simultaneously sobering. Hop on over to Pogue’s latest “Circuits” newsletter and check it out.
But back up your data first, just in case these spectactular disasters give your computer any ideas.