Well here’s me advising everybody else to backup and guess what – I’ve had a disk failure! Luckily it’s on what was my old machine. It had some historical data but that’s probably history. I’ve got everything backed up on other hard disks and CD. Jut proves the point. Interesting its a Seagate 80G IDE, probably around 2+ years old. It’s been spinning every day though. The message is clear, a failure can occur at any time and often when we are least prepared.