So the hard drive that has been iffy teh last few days finally crapped out yesterday, and I went and bought a new hard drive which works fine. Then I head over to my brothers to collect some engineering results with my 1TB external drive, and a friend of ours knocks it off the ........ing table and crashes the heads. 2 years of work POOF. Now its gonna cost $500-$1800 to maybe recover part of it.
The external drive WAS the backup BTW