Well, Backup is important. But, I think 2 identical copies should be taken on 2 different places & 2 different media. I suppose, professionals do follow a Storage & backup Workflow. I remember watching a big backup workflow from ..... I think Chase Jarvis who did the D7000 Launch Video & Pics for Nikon.
Image, a WD 160 GB external HDD has failed for me
This might be due to exlusive travels bumps it got as I used to carry this a lot. Currently I keep a copy on my home PC (Segate Drive, Mumbai) & one on my External HDD (WD, Pune)
I hope this setup might help me avoid anything of this sort.
Sorry to hear about this Amit.
Bharat, I am also interested in knowing how can one setup a reliable backup system for important digital stuff, pics inclusive. I was thinking of setting up a PC workstation at Pune & have it synced with my Mumbai PC? Any thoughts how this can be achived and if at all this is cost effective as it makes no sense to invest a huge amount for the hobbyist shooting I do.