I have these 2 16GB each usb flash drives which I've been carrying around for at least 15 years. Well not exactly these two for that long, but I transferred their content onto newer drives when they were full, you get the picture, don't you!
So, back to the story. I use one as my main drive and the second as a backup. I used to make a full backup every month and I did so until end of 2014, when I eventually became complacent and fell into the "it'll never happen to me" trap.
So, to cut my fcuking miserable life short, yesterday night my main usb drive all of a sudden failed. It failed miserably. I have special unix tools to recover data from the command line, but nothing! There were millions of bad blocks which could not be recovered. Basically three solid years of my digital life wasted forever! If only I had kept on making my fcuking backups!