It's reasons like this that I went for EIDE drives and not SATA. I want to be able to pop them in my other pc if I have to.
Also another reason for not using the new Borland Turbos: can't install them on the other pc like I can with Delphi 6.
I had a serious mishap and shortage of funds...was stuck using a pc that should be in a museum, for about 3 yrs.
I am paranoid about hardware failures and data loss. I try my best to avoid being left high & dry with no computer, internet, or data. I learned the hard way.
Yes, I have a spare PSU, pci graphics card, agp gfx card, usb card, card reader, sound card, lots of parts, spare dialup ISP & modem...just in case. Enough parts to build a new pc, minus the RAM, mobo, and cpu.