Two years ago my computer crashed and I lost ten year’s worth of data, including personal diaries, photos and archived articles I had written over my entire career. I was told it would cost upwards of $3000 to retrieve my data! I never want to go through that again, and since then I’ve been using KineticD.
My two year old hard disk crashed and everything was lost. I got a new hard disk that same morning and after installing the operating system and getting connected to the Internet, it was a matter of minutes before I had all my data back, including all the current email that I was working on when the hard disk failed.