A lost hard drive is bad news. No one wants to lose a hard drive, especially one that’s filled with valuable data like family photos and videos. That would be heartbreaking. Sacred family memories should always be kept private. They should never be handed over to complete strangers. It’s just too dangerous.

A hard drive can be filled with so many kinds of data. For it get lost or stolen just widens the possibility of exposing data to complete strangers. That pretty much explains why a man, in a particular news article dated March 9, 2019, is heartbroken after losing his hard drive filled with family memories.

Tymes Marsh has been documenting his three-year old son, Wes. He started from the day Wes came home from the hospital.

Tymes Marsh says since the day his three-year-old son Wes was born, he’s been documenting every memory. From the trip home from the hospital to his first steps, even swim lessons.

(Via: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/valley-man-trying-to-track-down-cherished-hard-drive-filled-with-family-memories)

There is a very good reason as to why Tymes went on to document the life of his young son.

“One day I was hoping that when he got older, I could show him how much I cared about him and how much I love him,” said Marsh.

(Via: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/valley-man-trying-to-track-down-cherished-hard-drive-filled-with-family-memories)

Who can blame Tymes? Any parent would do exactly what he had started to do. With the convenience the digital world has to offer, it makes sense for any parent to maximize the use of technology to document every single, living moment of a child.

In the three years that have passed, Tymes had documented a lot. Then suddenly, all his hard work went down the drain.

Now, Marsh is doing everything to still get that chance. The father says he got a call from his bank in February, flagging some suspicious activity on his debit card. Marsh says that’s when he realized one of his two backpacks were missing. Inside, his wallet and a hard drive containing thousands of photos and videos, years of memories he’s collected and stored of his son.

(Via: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/valley-man-trying-to-track-down-cherished-hard-drive-filled-with-family-memories)

Tymes not only lost all the memorable photos and videos of his young son, he’s also in the verge of losing his identity. The fact that someone had tried to use his debit card means his identity is already being compromised. Who knows what can happen next?

This is a good example of how valuable data can end up in the hands of a stranger. Unfortunately, in Tymes’ case, it ended up in the hands of a heartless crook.

Marsh believes someone opened up his passenger car door, which he says could have been unlocked, and took the backpack lying in plain sight.

(Via: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/valley-man-trying-to-track-down-cherished-hard-drive-filled-with-family-memories)

While he reported the incident to the police, he decided to do some digging himself. Although he has been able to provide some good leads to the police, he is still waiting and hoping to get back the hard drive that contains all his precious memories.

There’s a lot to learn from Tymes’ story. One of which is to lock car doors at all times. Seriously, there’s more to the story than just locking car doors.

The most important thing to learn from Tymes’ story is how to store and protect a hard drive. Truth be told, hard drives should always be stored in a specific way. Keeping it in a backpack is not the safest way to protect it.

The data in the hard drive could get corrupted, even worse, lost. Unfortunately, it’s inevitable to keep a hard drive in a backpack. There will be times when we won’t have the time to store and to protect our hard drives the right way. Hard drives will end up in our backpack at some point. When that happens, our data is in danger as well. Hence, it’s best to recover the data from our hard drive first. In doing so, we will be needing Professional Hard Drive Recovery so that our data can be transferred to a safer place.