That picture above is only a small percentage of failed hard drives I've had to replace in my 7 years of business. Some I was able to recover the data off of without too much trouble, but a lot were a complete loss that customers couldn't afford to pay an expensive data recovery firm to attempt to recover their data. I say attempt because there are plenty of drives that can't be recovered no matter how much you spend! People out there please understand, it's not a matter of if your hard drive is going to fail, it when & a lot of the time you won't get a warning. Either you'll go to start it in the morning and get an error or you'll be using it and it will lock up. So if you don't want to lose all your business data or personal data like photos you need to at the very least be backing up on an external hard drive....bare mininum. But if you really want to make sure your data is protected you need a cloud backup solution to go along with it.