Every single one of our writers has fallen foul of the 'save' trap - a lengthy article that we neglect to look after, a crash, and it's gone. It is infuriating.
More infuriating is serious data loss. While losing an hour or two of work is devastating, can you imagine losing your entire hard drive? We've had that happen before too. That's the naive "backing up is for other people" trap, a cocksure foolhardy approach which means you're going to lose your stuff for sure. Put it in the cloud, be oldschool and use a zip drive - whatever!
But what about ALL OUT WAR? Like an aesthetically pleasing data cockroach, the $150 IOSafe 500GB, which we reviewed here, it can withstand whatever you care to throw at it. Including tanks, probably.
IOSafe has kindly provided us with a 500GB model to give away to a reader and all you have to do is tell us the most catastrophic data loss you've experienced by posting it on our facebook page.
And if you don't need more space, you could always try to destroy it. It worked no matter what we did.
* T&C's: IOSafe will judge the the best entry, and their decision is final. Competition closes 10th December. The winner will be announced the following week. UK entries only.