As finals loom, your stress level rises, and with it the possibility of catastrophic data loss. If you're storing your term papers, lab notes and other work in just one place, you risk losing it all if that drive fails or is stolen. Play it safe: keep up-to-date backup copies of your most critical files in one or more locations, such as flash drives, external hard drives or your network H: drive. You might even burn backups to CD or set up a cloud storage service account. If the Bad Thing happens, you'll be inconvenienced rather than devastated.
For tips and assistance in backing up your data, please call the ITS Help Desk at 696-6525. There are two types of computer users: those who have lost data, and those who will. Be prepared.