TidBITS Safe Computing: What I Learned from Having My Laptop Stolen.
Someday, somewhere, somehow your computer will be gone. It will be stolen, or the hard drive will self-destruct, or it will be hit by a meteor. While the latter would at least provide you with an excellent story, having your laptop stolen, as mine was recently, just plain sucks. However, I did manage to learn a few things in the wake of disaster, and wanted to take the opportunity to share them with you here.
This article struck a chord with me as my WD Mybook TB drive that I've had for a little over a year just took a serious crap. Thankfully, it's still covered under warranty.